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Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D.

Chair of the Department of Community Engagement
Professor of Multimedia
Director of Wood Street Communications

Heather Starr FiedlerContact information


  • Ph.D., Educational Technology, Nova Southeastern University
  • M.A., Organizational Communication, University of Albany
  • B.A., Broadcast Journalism and Business, SUNY College at Buffalo

Courses Taught

  • Social Media
  • Advanced Social Media
  • Typography
  • Survey of Mass Communication
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Online Journalism/Intro to Multimedia
  • Publications Production I & II
  • Desktop & Electronic Publishing
  • Web Publishing & Editing 
  • Citizen and Community Journalism
  • Information Graphics
  • Multimedia Capstone
  • City-University Life


Heather Starr Fiedler, Ph.D., specializes in new and emerging media technology and online journalism. Prior to coming to Point Park in 2000, she taught business and computer science at West Virginia Northern Community College, communications at Robert Morris University and was the director of training for Gateway Computers in Pittsburgh. She lives in Cheswick with her husband and two sons Matthew and Benjamin.

Professional Affiliations

  • Adviser, Online News Association student chapter
  • Vice President of Education, Media Association of Pittsburgh
  • Broadcast Educators Association
  • Interactive Media Technologies Division student awards co-chair

Selected Presentation

  • "Keep it Pinteresting," Broadcast Educators Association, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of 14 "Women in Media" by the Women & Girls Foundation, 2010
  • Selected as one of Pittsburgh's 40 Under 40, 2009
  • Communicator Awards — PittsburghMom.com, 2009

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