Amy Neeman


JWU Faculty Since 1986

Amy Neeman

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As a professor of English at Johnson and Wales University, Amy Neeman’s research and teaching interests include academic and language issues of international students, as well as bilingualism, and code-switching. She also is interested in the areas of children’s literature and children’s media, media and body image, and the connection between popular culture and pedagogy. She is a frequent speaker at Popular Culture Association conferences and has written and presented on the integration of pop culture into the classroom.

Neeman holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Brown University in Linguistics and Cognitive Science. In addition to teaching, one of her interests is designing workshops and other programs aimed at improving the academic language skills of international students.


  • Ph.D., Brown University
  • M.A., Brown University
  • B.A., Queens College

I am most interested in supporting our students, whether that be working towards improving the academic language skills of our ESL and international students through designing workshops, or, where relevant, integrating popular culture into course content as springboards for discussion.


  • ENG 1020: English Composition
  • ENG 1030: Communication Skills
  • LIT 1020: Introduction to Literary Genres
  • MCST 2100: Children, Youth and Media
  • ENG 1021: Advanced Composition and Communication
  • LIT 2050: American Literature II

Professional Affiliations

Popular Culture Association, 2006-present
Northeast Popular Culture Association, 2014-present