Tiffany Petricini

Tiffany Petricini
Associate Teaching Professor, Communications
310B Sharon Hall
147 Shenango Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

Tiffany Petricini is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication at Penn State Shenango and Program Coordinator of the Corporate Communication program. She received her bachelor's degree in communication studies from Youngstown State University and after, attended graduate school at Cleveland State University where she studied applied theory and methodology of communication studies. She earned her master's degree in communication studies from Edinboro University in communication studies, with an emphasis on conflict resolution. In 2020, she completed her doctorate degree at Duquesne where she studied Rhetorical and Communication Studies, with emphases on technology and communication ethics. Her publications have reflected interests in phenomenology, interpersonal communication, philosophy, ethics, and media ecology. Tiffany has been an invited speaker on the international radio program "Spark" on CBC radio one and at SUNY Plattsburgh at the Ethics Institute.

Interpersonal Communication

Intercultural Communication


Philosophy of Technology

Media Ecology

Zipf, S., Petricini, T., & Wu, C. (2024). Chapter 13 AI Monsters: An Application to Student and Faculty Knowledge and Perceptions of Generative AI. In Sanae Elmoudden, Jason S. Wrench (Eds.), The Role of Generative AI in the Communication Classroom IGI Global. Peer-reviewed/refereed. DOI: DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0831-8, ISBN/ISSN: 9798369308318

Petricini, T. (2024). ChatGPT: Everything to Everyone all at Once. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 80(3), 340-150.

Petricini, T. (2024). ChatGPT: Everything to Everyone all at Once. ETC: A Review of General Semantics, 80(3), 340-150.

Petricini, T., Wu, C., & Zipf, S. T. (2023). Perceptions about generative AI and ChatGPT use by faculty and college students.

Petricini, Tiffany. Friendship and Technology: A Philosophical Approach to Computer Mediated Communication. Routledge. (2022)

Petricini, Tiffany. “Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter, Terence Deacon (2011). Explorations in Media Ecology, 20.1 (2021).

Petricini, Tiffany. “Children, Media, and American History, Margaret Cassidy (2017).” Explorations in Media Ecology, 19.2 (2020)

Petricini, Tiffany. "Explorations in the noosphere: Hermeneutic presence and hostility in Cyberspace." Explorations in Media Ecology 18.1&2 (2019).

Petricini, Tiffany. "Synchronic responsibility: A commentary on Walter J. Ong’s work on time consciousness." Explorations in Media Ecology 16.2-3 (2017)

Doctorate of Philosophy in Rhetoric, Duquesne University

Masters of Art in Communication Studies, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies, Youngstown State University