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Vittoria Rubino

Vittoria Rubino headshotLecturer of Critical Reading & Writing

Year Joined RCNJ: 2023

Contact Information

  • Phone: 201-684-7164
  • Email:
  • Office: B-140
  • Office Hours: M 10:00-11:00 am, 1:05-2:05 pm; R 10:00-11:00 am


  • Advanced Graduate Certificate, Higher Education Administration, SUNY Stony Brook
  • BA., English Literature, Concordia College – New York
  • MA., English Literature, Iona College
  • PhD., Composition & Rhetoric, St. John’s University

Courses Offered:

  • Critical Reading & Writing

Teaching Interests:

  • Writing process and pedagogy
  • 19th century transatlantic literature and culture
  • 20th century transatlantic literature and culture
  • Young adult literature
  • Literary theory and criticism
  • Literary nonfiction (memoir)

Research Interests:

  • Composition and rhetoric: arts-based practices, first-year writing pedagogies, new literacy studies, multimodal composition, design thinking, writing center studies, digital rhetoric and culture, writing center studies
  • Literary and cultural criticism: 19th and 20th century transatlantic (e.g. British and American novel, poetry, drama – Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist era)
  • Higher education administration: student development theory and practice, leadership, faculty teaching and learning, assessment

Scholarly Activity:



  • “Re-animation through Electro-stimulation: Frankenstein and Electrical Science.” The Rail, the Body and the Pen: Essays on Travel, Medicine and Technology in 19th Century British Literature. McFarland Press, 2021.
  • “The Artistry of Composition: Bringing Design-Thinking to Writing Studies.” Exquisite Corpse: Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy. Edited by Nathalie Virgintino and Katherine Hanzalik. Parlor Press, 2020.

Highlighted Conferences

  • A Rubric of One’s Own: Collaborative Grading and Professional Excellence. Workshop presentation facilitator. U.S. Naval Academy Conference on Teaching and Learning. Annapolis, MD. May 2023.
  • Creating Communities of Practice through Peer Tutor Development. Facilitated an Engaged Learning Experience Session. Conference on College Composition and Communication (via National Council of Teachers of English). Chicago, IL. February 2023.
  • “Reframing the Goals for Undergraduate Research in FYW through Studio-Based Pedagogies.” Making Matters: Multimodal, Multilingual, Multigenre Practice for Writing Instruction. Delivered virtually due to COVID-10 pandemic. Facilitated an Engaged Learning Experience Session. Conference on College Composition and Communication (via National Council of Teachers of English). Milwaukee, WI. March 2020.
  • “Arts-based Writing Pedagogies.” Contemporary Writing Practices and Pedagogies. Organized and chaired panel. SUNY Conference on Writing, Purchase, NY. November 2019.
  • “Towards a Design-Oriented Pedagogy in First-Year Writing.” First-Year Writing Practices. Panel presentation participant. SUNY Conference on Writing. Syracuse, NY. September 2017.
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