Tina is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Stockton University in New Jersey where she teaches undergraduate courses in international relations, international political economy, global governance, and quantitative research methods. Tina holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an M.A. in Economics and PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Stockton, Tina is the lead faculty for Stockton’s Go Global program, a free 6-week online summer course for approximately 100 incoming first year students. She is the founding advisor of Stockton’s Model UN program and a board member for National Model UN (NMUN) and she travels to international NMUN conferences each year with students enrolled in her UN Experience courses. Tina is the campus coordinator for Stockton's participation in the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab program.  As co-facilitator for the Stockton Critical Thinking Institute (SCTI), she co-plans and leads a two-day summer institute for faculty to incorporate critical thinking in their pedagogy. Tina is also the lead negotiator for the Stockton Federation of Teachers (SFT Local 2275). Tina is the recipient of Stockton’s 2016 Faculty of the Year Award.


Tina's research on international financial institutions and scholarship on teaching and learning has appeared in World DevelopmentInternational Studies Perspectives, and Routledge’s RIPE Series in Global Political Economy.

She is the lead author of "Global Challenges: Promise & Peril in the 21st Century", a digital textbook/course built and published and available in Smart Sparrow’s adaptive learning platform.


As the mother to one fantastic little girl, she is also a proud Mama Ph.D and Professor Mommy, doing her best to navigate academia with a student and family centric approach to balancing teaching/research/service. In her spare time, she's a USMS swimmer with South Jersey Aquatic Club (SJAC) and the Ocean City Swim Club (OCSC). A native New Englander from Simsbury, CT, she has called Las Vegas, Lincoln, NE, NYC, Black Rock, CT, Auburn, AL, and now South Jersey home.

Contact Tina at tina.zappile@stockton.edu.