Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Tanya Gardner

Associate Professor
Communications, Arts & Humanities

Contact Information

901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
Room Number: 2315
Phone: (610) 359-5045

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What an honor it is to be an educator! My teaching philosophy reflects my passion for helping students understand how meaning is made through the interdependent, inter-actional nature of the communication process. As an educator, I see my role as teaching students how to critically analyze course material while applying and making meaning of the information in their everyday existence. In my classes, I use a variety of pedagogical approaches (e.g., cross-discipline, collaborative teaching/learning experiences and service-learning opportunities) to reinforce these goals. I also actively develop and cultivate conditions for learning by creating a sense of community within my classroom.


  • Master of Arts, Human Communication Studies, Howard University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies, Temple University
  • Associate of Arts, Communication Studies, Orange County Community College

Academic Biography

Courses I Teach Communication Theory (COMM 201) Communication Across Cultures (COMM 102) Interpersonal Communication (COMM 100) Public Speaking (COMM 111)

Scholarly Interests

  • Authenticity and online relationship formation
  • Online Identity formation
  • Interpersonal Deception Theory
  • Experiential/service-learning
  • Mindfulness