Ellen Cohn

Associate Dean for Instructional Development

Ellen R. Cohn PhD, CCC- SLP is Associate Dean for Instructional Development, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Interim Director, Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science and Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders. She was past Director of the University of Pittsburgh Speech and Hearing Clinic. Previously, she was a speech-language pathologist and Research Associate at University of Pittsburgh’s Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Center. Cohn currently teaches in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, orthodontics, and rhetoric and communication. She served as a PBL facilitator at the School of Medicine (Basic Science of Care) and as SHRS coordinator for Introduction to Translational Research in the Health Sciences. Cohn authored and coordinates the University Honors College-SHRS Bachelor of Philosophy program for undergraduate student researchers. Cohn has 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 has authored multiple distance education manuals and co-authored books on: videofluoroscopy for persons with cleft palate; diversity in higher education; and communication as culture. She recently authored a casebook in communication disorders (Shelly Chabon, PhD) and a book on telerehabilitation (with Sajeesh Kumar, PhD) in process. Cohn is a member of numerous professional organizations, including American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, (Founding Coordinator, SIG#18: on Telepractice; Board of Division Coordinators), American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and American Telemedicine Association (Chair of the SIG on Telerehabilitation). She has contributed to Educause Quarterly: the IT Practitioners Journal; Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Disorders; and Radiology, and is the founding Editor of the International Journal of Telerehabilitation. Prior communications consultant activities include: Allied Signal, Equitable Gas, and the U.S. Bureau of Mine Safety. Cohn is a co-investigator for a Department of Education - National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telerehabilitation. She serves on the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics - Research Team, University of Pittsburgh.

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