Tammi Rothman

Tammi Rothman


English Department 

Office: (718) 631-6253 Email: TRothman@qcc.cuny.edu



MA, Creative Writing, Hofstra University; BA, English, Queens College

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe that the most successful classes foster mutual respect between students and faculty while encouraging students to become creative and critical readers, to engage in a dialogue with texts and to use writing as a means of discovery and inquiry.

Activities & Interests:

A native New Yorker, I’ve been a part of CUNY for over 20 years, starting as an undergraduate student at Queens College. At Queens, I discovered my passion for writing and teaching in my roles as a teacher’s assistant, research associate and administrator. After working as a projects coordinator for the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Retention, I pursued my interests in film-making, studying film production at New York University. Interestingly enough, in those long hours serving as a sound and editing assistant on various films, I realized the immense value and beauty of the written word. I entered graduate school and, after graduating, began teaching at QCC in 2005.  


My most recent publications include a series of poems in the journal Prosopisia. Also, I served as a coordinator and editor of a year-long project in conjunction with the Sky Light Psychiatric Center and QCC students. This unique project resulted in the production of the oral histories of more than a dozen Sky Light members. The oral histories were posted on the Sky Light Center’s website and used to advocate for the rights of people with psychiatric disabilities and gain additional public funding for the center. Currently, I’m working on my first novel.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.