DEAN OF GRADUATE EDUCATION
Dr. Twyla Cummings joined the office of Graduate Education August 1, 2016 as the Dean of Graduate Education. Before her position in the Office of Graduate Education Dr. Cummings was the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Faculty Research in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (CIAS) and a professor in the School of Media Sciences. She came to RIT in 1999 as a tenure-track faculty member and served as the Graduate Director for the MS degree in Print Media from 2002-2009 with oversight for the development of two new graduate programs. In 2006, she was appointed to the Paul and Louise Miller Distinguished Professorship, in which she successfully supported the mission of the endowment to engage in research initiatives that would give recognition to news media/newspapers as a significant segment of the graphic communication industry.