Assistant Professor of English at Essex County College, founded Icon
Independent Films in 2006 and began making documentaries in 2009. He
attended William Paterson University, earning a BA and MA in
English, before earning his Doctor of Letters degree, in Literary
Studies, at Drew University. Tooma holds leadership positions within
the Community College Humanities Association, the New Jersey College
English Association, and the Biographers International Organization.
He lives with his wife Maggie in northeastern New Jersey, where he
was born and raised.