Tendayi Kumbula
Tendayi Kumbula
Assistant Professor Emeritus

B.A., San Diego State University, 1968
M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1969
M.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 1970
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1976

Appointed  an American Press Institute Fellow, June 2003

Appointed American Society of Newspaper Editors Fellow, June 2003

Appointed Poynter Institute pf Media Studies Fellow, June 2002

Appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission Statewide Advisory Committee for the Day of Service project.

Appointed January 2001 to a15-member Media Advisory Panel by the Zimbabwe Government to examine the country’s media and propose short- and long-range solutions for the country’s overall media needs in the 21st century.

Certificate from Motivate Our Minds (MOMs) Inc. in December 1998 at the end of 3 1/2 years as board president

Fellow of the American Press Institute, 1991 and 1997

Fellow of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Institute of Journalism Excellence, 1997

Fellow of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 1995

Chief Munsee Award, highest civilian honor bestowed by the Mayor of the City of Muncie, Ind., 1994

Chair and Discussant, the Association for Policy, Research and Development in Third world Countries, Cancun, Mexico, November 1996.

Reviewed  International Afro Mass Media. in the June 1997 issue of  the Journal of Mass Communication.  This 1996 book was written by Jeter, James Phillip, Kuldip R. Rampal, Vibert C. Cambridge and Cornelius B. Pratt.

Kumbula, Tendayi S.  “The Information Superhighway: Whither the Third World,” presented at the 12th annual conference of the Association of Third  World Studies  on October  7, 1994, was published in the ATWS’ Conference Proceedings, January 1995.

Reviewed  Barbara Hawk’s book Africa’s Media Image  in  the Spring edition of the Journal of The World Studies,   1994.

Kumbula, Tendayi S. “The Role of the Media in Democratization: The Zimbabwe Case,” submitted   December 2001 to the African Rural and Urban Studies Journal  at  Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

Reviewed Jane T. Harrigan’s The Editorial Eye, an editing text,  for St.  Martin’s Press, in 1996 and again in 2002. 

Reviewed Editing: An Integrative and Interactive Approach, a manuscript from Macmillan College Publishing Co., 1993.

Professional Affiliations
Association of Third World Countries
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
National Association of Black Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists
Indiana Consortium of International Programs
National Alliance of Black School Educators Minorities and the media

Research Interests
Gender issues in the media
International media
The media, democracy, and Third World countries
The future of newspapers
Journalism education