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Twyla Cummings

Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate Education

RIT Graduate School
Academic Affairs

585-475-5567

Twyla Cummings

Associate Provost and Dean, Graduate Education

RIT Graduate School
Academic Affairs

585-475-5567

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ph.D., Twyla J. Cummings,. "Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Graphic Communication Industry." 2017 Industry Studies Association Conference. Industry Studies Association. Washington, DC. 25 May 2017. Conference Presentation.
Cummings, Twyla J. "Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Graphic Communication Industry." Society for the Advancement of Management 2016 International Business Conference. Society for the Advancement of Management. Arlington, VA. 9 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Cummings, Twyla J. "Educational and Career Challenges for Women: Strategies for Success." Women's Council of RIT March Meeting. Women's Council of RIT. Rochester, NY. 16 Mar. 2016. Guest Lecture.
Cummings, Twyla J. "Breaking the Glass: Success Strategies for Women in Academia." American Association of University Women District Conference. American Association of University Women. Rochester, NY. 29 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Ph.D., Twyla J. Cummings,. "Diversity and Inclusion in Graphic Communication: Tapping and Maximizing the Talent." GraphExpo 2015. Graphic Arts Show Company. Chicago, IL. 14 Sep. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Cummings, Twyla J. "Women in Graphic Communication: A Comparison of Two Studies." 2014 Industry Studies Association Conference. Industry Studies Association. Portland, OR. 29 May 2014. Conference Presentation.
Cummings, Twyla J. "Women in Graphic Communication: One Woman's Journey." Printing Industries Alliance Women in Print. Printing Industries Alliance. Buffalo, NY. 6 Jun. 2014. Lecture.
Journal Paper
Cummings, Twyla J. "Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Graphic Communication Industry." Visual Communications Journal 53. 2 (2017): 3-10. Web.
Cummings, Twyla J., Patricia Sorce, and Ashley Walker. "Women vs. Men: How Gender Impacts Employment in the Graphic Communication Industry." Visual Communications Journal. Spring (2011): 11-14. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Cummings, Twyla J. "Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Graphic Communication Industry." Proceedings of the Society for the Advancement of Management 2016 International Conference. Ed. Dr. Moustafa H. Abdelsamad. Corpus Christi, TX: Society for the Advancement of Management, Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Cummings, Twyla J. "Women in Graphic Communication: A Comparison of Two Studies." Visual Communications Journal. (2014). Print.
Published Article
Cummings, Twyla. “Evaluating the Viability and Usefulness of a Distribution Center for Print Service Providers.” A Research Monograph of the Printing Industry Center at RIT,PICRM-2010-01, 2010. n.p. Web. É  *

In the News

  • October 4, 2021

    environmental portrait of Twyla Cummings.

    RIT Graduate School Dean Twyla Cummings to retire

    RIT Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Twyla Cummings will retire from RIT effective June 30. Cummings oversaw the evolution of the Office of Graduate Education to the RIT Graduate School in support of RIT’s Strategic Plan 2018-2025, and RIT added five new Ph.D. programs during her tenure.

  • July 22, 2021

    RIT Graduate School logo lockup.

    RIT’s new Graduate School looks toward future

    Graduate education at RIT has evolved over the last 60 years, and now, the university has officially created the RIT Graduate School, replacing the RIT Office of Graduate Education.

  • May 11, 2021

    environmental portrait of student Joanna C. S. Santos.

    Ph.D. students take different career paths

    More than 50 students are expected to earn their Ph.D. degrees by the end of June. The hooding ceremony, which will also include Ph.D. recipients in the class of 2020, is May 15.