Emily Schnee

Full Time Faculty



Phone: (718) 368-5542
Email: Emily.Schnee@kbcc.cuny.edu
Office Location: C-117, C Cluster

Emily Schnee


Emily Schnee is Professor of English at Kingsborough, where she has taught since 2008. She currently teaches Composition I and II as well as in the Accelerated Learning Program. Her research focuses on questions of equity and justice in community college education.


English 12 – Composition I
English 24 – Composition II
Accelerated Learning Program


The Graduate Center, City University of New York, Ph.D. Urban Education
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.
Tufts University, B.A.

College Teaching

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

Recent Publications

Schnee, Emily. “Teaching Note: Reading Immigration with The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez.” Radical Teacher 110, 2018, 68 – 70.

Schnee, Emily. Review of Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About – and to – Students Every Day by Mica Pollock. Radical Teacher 110, 2018, 58 – 60.

Schnee, Emily. “Reading across the Curriculum at an Urban Community College: Student and Faculty Perspectives on Reading.” Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017.

Schnee, Emily, Alison Better, and Martha Clark Cummings, Eds. Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice. Cham: Springer, 2016.

Schnee, Emily, and Jamil Shakoor. “Self/Portrait of a Basic Writer: Broadening the Scope of Research on College Remediation.” Journal of Basic Writing 35.1, 2016, 44-73.

Kimball, Elizabeth, Emily Schnee and Liesl Schwabe. “Writing the Personal in an Outcomes-Based World.” Composition Studies 43.2, 2015, 113-31.

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, 242-61.

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

Recent Grants

Recipient of 2019 – 2020 CUNY Collaborative Pedagogical Research Grant: Assessing the Impact of Collaborative Professional Development on the Teaching of College Reading at Kingsborough Community College

Recipient of 2018 – 2019 PSC/CUNY Grant: Understanding the Community College Persistence of Black and Latino Men: A Longitudinal Study

Recipient of 2017 – 2018 PSC/CUNY Grant: Understanding Community College Persistence from the Bottom Up: A Longitudinal Study of Student Experience

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

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