Ellen Cohn, PhD

6075 Forbes Tower
Office hours: By APT
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Part-Time Instructor

Ellen R. Cohn PhD, CCC- SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Associate Dean for Instructional Development, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Interim Director, Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science and Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders. She teaches courses in cleft palate/craniofacial disorders, professional issues, and rhetoric and communication, and coordinates the University Honors College-SHRS Bachelor of Philosophy program for undergraduate student researchers. Cohn has authored books on: telerehabilitation, communication science and disorders (a casebook), videofluoroscopy/cleft palate; diversity in higher education; and communication, and co-authored two programs at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law: a Certificate Program in Disability Law, and the first MSL with a Concentration in Disability Law. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and American Telemedicine Association. She serves as the founding Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. Cohn is a co-investigator for a Department of Education - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation.

Courses Taught

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