COVID-19 College Update | March 31, 2020

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive, the College’s physical campuses and centers will remain closed through April 30. However, all courses, student support services and College operations are occurring remotely. The College continues to serve students and the communities of Delaware and Chester Counties. Please visit for more information.
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