Amy Lantinga

Teaching Professor


Dr. Lantinga is a teaching professor in the College of Professional Studies.


In 2022, she won the Excellence in Teaching Award, an award given to professors based on their students' nominations.  Dr. Amy Lantinga’s students in the Foundation Year program praise her both for holding them to the highest standard and for supporting them in their work. One student noted that Dr. Lantinga “is tough, flexible, caring. A teaching powerhouse and a model for other professors.” Another wrote “being in both her College Writing course and Professional Speaking course made me both a better writing and a more confident person. She was such a phenomenal professor and gave fantastic feedback to every one of her students’ papers and projects.” Dr. Lantinga previously won the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.

Dr. Lantinga’s pedagogy has included implementing service-learning with Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly into English composition courses; she has embraced interdisciplinary approaches to assessments within writing courses; and she has studied the relationship between peer feedback and classroom community in her professional speaking courses, knowledge she uses to help her students become experts in providing feedback and support to one another.


EdD from The University of Tennessee (2001)

Professional Experience

Prior to joining the College in 2009 as one of the first members of the Foundation Year faculty, Dr. Lantinga served in various roles at the secondary and postsecondary education levels.  She taught English and journalism at the secondary level for seven years. Dr. Lantinga has also been a school leader as an assistant headmaster of teaching and learning at Boston Community Leadership Academy, a pilot school within Boston Public Schools. Within this role, she led the professional development plan, facilitated the Leadership Team, led the school through accreditation, and supported teachers through the evaluation process.  As a program manager for WriteBoston, a non-profit out of the Mayor of Boston's office, she developed writing workshops for middle and high school within the city of Boston and Harvard University and facilitated professional development to strengthen writing instruction for Boston Public School teachers.  Prior to joining Northeastern, Dr. Lantinga worked with pre-service teachers at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.