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 Pratibha Kumar, Ph.D.

Pratibha Kumar

Department Chair / Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Knott Academic Center
Room 102D

+ (301) 447-5174

Dr. Pratibha Kumar is the Chair and Associate Professor of Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication and Public Discourse from the University of North Dakota with an emphasis on intercultural communication. She teaches courses on media, journalism, culture, and gender, and her research interests include immigration, multiculturalism, and diversity in organizations. Dr. Kumar serves the community by giving talks on topics of diversity and inclusion at local human resources organizations. When not hiking, working out, or inventing a new recipe, she spends her time volunteering for elderly homes, women’s shelters, and delivering food for Meals on Wheels.

Ph.D., University of North Dakota
M.A., University of North Dakota
B.A., Delhi University, India
Media Effects, Journalism, Intercultural Communication, Gender Communication