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Emily Schnee


Emily Schnee has been a member of the full-time faculty at Kingsborough since 2008.  Prior to teaching at Kingsborough, Emily was Literacy Skills Specialist at the Queens College Worker Education Program, a Writing Fellow at Hunter College, and a Research Fellow for Collaborative Programs, CUNY Office of Academic Affairs. Emily currently teaches developmental writing and Freshman Composition courses at KCC and is an enthusiastic participant in the Opening Doors Learning Communities program.


English 91 -- Fluency Reading/Writing

English 12 -- Freshman Composition I

English 24 -- Composition II


The Graduate Center, City University of New York
            Ph.D. Urban Education

Teachers College, Columbia University
            M.A. International Education

Tufts University
            B.A. History

College Teaching

2008 – present -- Kingsborough Community College
1995 – 2005 -- Queens College Worker Education Program

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources

Schnee, Emily, Alison Better & Martha Clark Cummings, Eds. Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, Forthcoming 2015.

Kimball, Elizabeth, Emily Schnee & Liesl Schwabe. “Writing the Personal in an Outcomes-Based World.” Composition Studies. 43.2 (Fall 2015).

Schnee, Emily. “’A Foundation for Something Bigger’ – Community College Students' Experience of Remediation in the Context of a Learning Community." Community College Review. 42.3 (2014): 242 - 261.

McCormack, Tim, Emily Schnee & Jason VanOra. “Researching Up: Triangulating Qualitative Research to Influence the Public Debate of ‘On-Time’ College Graduation.” Teachers College Record. 116.4 (2014).

Rosenthal, Bill & Emily Schnee. “The New Community College at CUNY and the Common Good.” Thought and Action. 29 (2013): 87- 100.

Schnee, Emily. “Upward Mobility and Higher Education: Mining the Contradictions in a Worker Education Program.” Class and the College Classroom. Ed. Robert C. Rosen. New York: Continuum, 2013. 127 – 139.

Schnee, Emily & Jason VanOra. “Student Incivility: An Engagement or Compliance Model?” MountainRise: The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 7.1 (Winter 2012).

Schnee, Emily & Enakshi Bose. “Parents Don’t Do Nothing: Reconceptualizing Parental Null Actions as Agency.” School Community Journal.  20.2 (2010): 93 - 116.

Schnee, Emily. “Upward Mobility and Higher Education: Mining the Contradictions in a Worker Education Program.” Radical Teacher. 86 (2009): 39 - 49.

Schnee, Emily. “Writing the Personal as Research.” Narrative Inquiry. 19.1 (2009): 35-51.

Schnee, Emily. “In the Real World No One Lowers Their Standards for You: Academic Rigor in a College Worker Education Program.” Equity and Excellence in Education. 41.1 (2008): 1-19.

Events and/or Key Dates

Research Interests

Awards Recognition, Distinctions and Grants

Recipient of a 2015 – 2016 Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, Project: Understanding Community College Persistence and Graduation Rates from the Bottom Up: A Mixed Methods, Longitudinal Study of Student Experience and Perspectives

Recipient of a 2015 – 2016 PSC/CUNY Grant: Reading Across the Curriculum: Community College Student and Faculty Perspectives on Reading

Participant in the 2013 CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program.

Recipient of a 2012 – 2013 PSC-CUNY Grant: Keeping the Door Open? The Long-Term Impact of a First Year Learning Community on Developmental English Students

Recipient of 2010 – 2011 KCC President’s Faculty Innovation Award, Project: The Impact of Learning Communities on First-Semester Developmental Students

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Personal Interests

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