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Professor of Communication
COMM 101 Team Leader

Pictured is Tatyana Dumova.

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., History/Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., English, Moscow State Linguistic University

Courses Taught

  • Writing for Multimedia and Web
  • Desktop/Electronic Publishing
  • Computer Mediated Publication
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Print Graphics
  • Advertising and PR Graphics
  • New Media Applications
  • Digital Imaging
  • TV Studio Production
  • Electronic Field Production
  • Photo Imaging
  • New Electronic Media
  • Digital Editing
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Theory and Practice of Digital Multimedia
  • Visual Communication
  • Media Effects
  • Media Ethics
  • Diversity and Communication
  • Oral Communication & Presentation
  • Advertising Copywriting and Layout
  • Information Society
  • Intercultural/International Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Multimedia Capstone
  • Communication Theory
  • Mass Communication Research Methods
  • Communication, Technology & Culture
  • Visual Communication Technology
  • Web Publishing
  • Advanced Digital Media
  • Technology Mediated Communication


Tatyana Dumova, Ph.D., is a professor of communication in the School of Communication at Point Park University. Her dissertation research focused on local children's television and suggested ways to connect TV programming for youth with local communities. Before joining the Point Park faculty, she was an associate professor of applied communication at Montclair State University in New Jersey and assistant professor of communication technology at the University of North Dakota. She has professional background as an associate producer and nonlinear video editor at WBGU-TV (PBS) and web coordinator for Northwest Ohio Educational Technology Foundation, and is certified in multimedia technology by the National Institute for the Study of Digital Media. Dumova has extensive curriculum development experience and works on designing new courses and programs for face-to-face, online and hybrid instruction. She is a peer reviewer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dumova published three books on the impact of new communication technologies on social interaction, Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age (2016), Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects (2012) and Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends (2010). She presented and published over 70 juried papers, articles and book chapters, and served as an editor and editorial board member for scholarly journals.

Dumova judged 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, and served as paper session chair and respondent during the conventions. She served as an international grant evaluation expert and external reviewer for tenure and promotion in the United States and abroad. From 2017-22, Dumova served on the Fulbright Specialist Roster, with the original three-year term extended for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tatyana Dumova Scholarship is awarded to Point Park students for academic accomplishments while overcoming adversity.

Professional Associations

  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • National Communication Association
  • Eastern Communication Association
  • Pennsylvania Communication Association

Selected Awards and Recognitions

  • Harvey Kelly Excellence in Teaching Award, Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2022
  • Faculty Recognition, Point Park University, 2011-2020, 2023
  • Letter of Commendation, Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, 2013-2021
  • Letter of Commendation, National Communication Association, 2013, 2014
  • Letter of Commendation, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013
  • Letter of Commendation, Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Award for Outstanding Service, University of North Dakota, 2008
  • Letter of Recognition, Association for Women in Communications, 2007
  • Certificate of Recognition, National Communication Association, 2007
  • Bush Teaching Scholar, The Archibald Bush Foundation, 2006-2007
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, University of North Dakota, 2006
  • Central States Communication Association, Top Four Paper Award in Media Studies, 2004
  • Harold and Elaine Fisher Award for Academic Excellence, Bowling Green State University, 2001
  • Children and Youth Program Award, Central Education Network, 2001
  • Ohio Educational Telecommunications (OET), Educational Service Program Award, 1999

Selected Presentations

  • "Dorothy C. Finkelhor: A Practical Idealist with a Vision." Faculty Research Symposium, Point Park University, 2023.
  • Smith, T., Wilkinson, K. & Dumova, T. "Fostering Inclusion: Holistic Strategies for Teaching DEI." Rutgers Online Learning Conference, 2023. 
  • "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a Standard for Accreditation." Middle States Commission for Higher Education, 2022.
  • "Teaching and Learning Post-COVID: Sustaining Strengths and Improving Weaknesses." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2021.
  • "Rethinking and Reinventing Active Learning: How to Engage Gen Z'ers in Your Classroom." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2019. 
  • "Bullying as a Communicative Practice." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2019.
  • "The Challenges of Mobilizing a Self-Study for Middle States Accreditation Review." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2018.
  • "Incorporating Group Work in Communication Classes: Benefits, Challenges and Strategies." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2017.
  • "Information Literacy Assessment in a University-Wide Core Theme Course for First-Year Students." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2016.
  • "Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in a Graduate Capstone Course." Pennsylvania Communication Association, 2015.

Selected Publications

  • Dumova, T. (2016). Creating Clusters of Excellence within Graduate Programs in Communication. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 35(2), 80-83.
  • Dumova, T. (2016). Social Network Research Methods: Approaches and Key Issues. In A. Kurylo & T. Dumova (Eds.), Social Networking: Redefining Communication in the Digital Age (pp. 161-177). Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Dumova, T. (2015). Engaging Technology in University-Community Partnerships. In W. James Jacob, Stewart E. Sutin, John C. Weidman, & John L. Yeager (Eds). Community Engagement in Higher Education: Policy Reforms and Practice (pp. 51-72). Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Dumova, T. (2013). Technology and Culture. In A. Kurylo (Ed)., Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction (pp. 257-278). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Dumova, T. (2012). Social Interaction Technologies and the Future of Blogging. In T. Dumova & R. Fiordo (Eds.), Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects (pp. 249-274). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Dumova, T. (2012). The Usability of Online Quizzes: Evaluating Student Perceptions. In S. Kelsey & K. St. Amant (Eds.), Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education (pp. 50-61). Hershey PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Dumova, T., & Rosenthal, A. (2010). Assessment Resources on the Web. In P. Backlund & G. Wakefield (Eds.), A Communication Assessment Primer: A Guide to Developing Successful Educational Assessment Programs (pp. 165-177). Washington, DC: National Communication Association.
  • Dumova, T. (2008). Using Digital Video Assignments as a Tool for Active Learning. International Journal of Learning, 14 (12), 63-72.
  • Dumova, T. (2001). New Trends in Web Communication Technology: Webcasting. In W. A. Fowler & J. Haserbrook (Eds.), Proceedings of WebNet 2001 World Conference on the WWW and Internet. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, p. 332-333.
  • Dumova, T. (2000). People, Knowledge, and the Internet: Redefining Categories, Concepts, and Models. In L. Borghans, W. Gijselaers, R. Milter, & J. Stinson (Eds.), Educational Innovation in Economics and Business V: Business Education for the Changing Workplace (pp. 129-148). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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