Twyla J. Cummings, Ph.D. is the Senior Associate Dean in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences and a Professor in the School of Media Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Dr. Cummings provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the areas of media industries analysis, media distribution and research methods.
Dr. Cummings’ research is focused in the areas of media distribution and printing industry trends. Additionally, she is a frequent speaker on critical trends in post-press and issues impacting the Graphic Communications Industry as a whole. She is past Board member of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) and the Board of Governors for the R & E Council of NAPL. She is a member of the prestigious Walter E. Soderstrom, Nonpareil Societies of NAPL and the R & E Council and a recent inductee into the OutputLinks Communications Group Women of Distinction.
Twyla possesses both a B.S. Degree in Chemistry and a M.S. Degree in Business and Industrial Management from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She earned her Doctoral Degree in Management from The Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio.