College of Liberal Arts
Biography"Guiding students to discover their passion in life is the most rewarding part of teaching for me."
Dr. Dan Tinianow is an Assistant Professor and the Program Chair of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Ashford University. He received a PhD in Mass Communication and a Master of Science in Television/Radio/Film from the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, where he was a University Fellow, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with minors in Psychology and Studio Art from Oberlin College, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Tinianow has taught at many colleges over the past few decades, including positions at Syracuse University, Austin College, La Sierra University, Donghua University, and Capital University. He also worked in the entertainment industry from 2001-2003. At Ashford, he teaches courses in a variety of subjects and says, “Guiding students to discover their passion in life is the most rewarding part of teaching for me. I welcome the opportunity to move into large-scale online instruction at Ashford, as it will clearly play a growing role in the future. Learning is a lifelong process, and educators must always be open to the experience of learning from their students. In the education field in general, keeping up with changes in regulation and technology is vital.” Dr. Tinianow is a certified hypnotherapist who has lived all over the world, including Japan and China. He is married with two sons and a dog and was once a contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”