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Ellen Cohn

  • Part-Time Lecturer


Ellen R. Cohn PhD, CCC- SLP, ASHA Fellow, a part-time instructor for the Department of Communication and Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh, was a Provost’s Office Seminar Diversity Fellow.  She previously served as Professor, Communication Science and Disorders, and Associate Dean for Instructional Development, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and as Interim Director, Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation. Cohn is a co-author of eight books on the topics of: diversity in higher education; communication as culture (with Dr. Jack Gareis); telerehabilitation, communication science and disorders (a casebook), videofluoroscopy and cleft palate speech; Tele-AAC; and Assistive and Augmentative Communication (in progress). She co-authored two programs at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law: Certificate Program in Disability Law, and the first MSL with a Concentration in Disability Law. Cohn has served as the founding Editor of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Telerehabilitation for over a decade.  She received the 2019 Editor’s award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Perspectives Journal, for her article on tele-ethics. Cohn is a frequent invited presenter on telehealth.

Courses Taught

  • Organizational Communication (web) (COMMRC 1102)
  • Non-Verbal Communication (COMMRC 1109)
  • Sp. Topics - Health (web) (COMMRC 1730)