School of Communication
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984
e-mail: tdumova at pointpark.edu
Tatyana Dumova is a Professor of Multimedia at Point Park University's School of Communication. She teaches multimedia and other communication classes in face-to-face, online and hybrid modes.
Dumova published three books on the impact of new communication technologies on social interaction, including Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age (2016), Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends (2010) and Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects (2012). The books can be found in academic libraries ranging from Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon to Yale and Harvard universities, and from Oxford and Cambridge to Sydney and Hong Kong universities, as well as the Library of Congress, the British Library, Royal Danish Library, National Library of Australia, Shanghai Library, and Qatar National Library, among others.
She presented and published more than 70 peer-reviewed research papers, articles, and book chapterss, founded and edited a scholarly journal, and held leadership positions in professional associations. She serves on the editorial board of Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and as associate editor of Pennsylvania Communication Annual.
Dumova judges competitive research papers and panels for the Pennsylvania Communication Association, Eastern Communication Association, National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, chairs panels, and serves as paper respondent during the conventions. Dumova is a certified online course reviewer and serves as an external reviewer for tenure and promotion in the United States and abroad.
Actively involved in professional service, Dumova has chaired the Communication Assessment Division of the National Communication Association and served on the Executive Council of the the Pennsylvania Communication Association and Eastern Communication Association. She chaired the Applied Communication Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association and Communication Education Interest Council of the Pennsylvania Communication Association. Dumova is a Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluation team member and serves as an international grant evaluation expert. In 2017 Dumova was selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster.
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