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Ellen R. Cohn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Ellen R. Cohn, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor and SHRS Assistant Dean for Instruction,
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy

Phone: Office: (412) 383-6609


Location: Office: 5026 Forbes Tower

Mailing Address: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
4033 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Department: Communication Science and Disorders

Professional Interests
My interests are multidisciplinary, and span the areas of cleft palate, dentofacial and craniofacial disorders; clinical training in speech-language pathology; pharmacy-based and small group communication, and instructional and telerehabilitation based applications of electronic communication.

As Assistant Dean for Instruction for the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, I promote faculty use of instructional technologies, develop new instructional initiatives, and organize faculty development programs.

For more details, please review my curriculum vitae.


  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1980
  • M.S. Vanderbilt University, 1975
  • B.A. Douglass College of Rutgers University, 1974

Selected Publications
  • Cohn, E, Klinzing. G, Frieze, IH, Sereika. S, Stone, CA, and Vana C, Academic Computing Vulnerabilities: Another View of the Roof, Educause Quarterly, 1: 57- 61, 2004.

  • Cohn E. and Hibbitts, B. Beyond the Electronic Portfolio: A Lifetime Personal Web Space, Educause Quarterly, 27:4 , 7-10, Nov. 2004.

  • Cohn, E, One Course, One Website—Of Course? Educause Quarterly, 2, 2004.

  • Cohn, E. Introduction of Computing Competencies for Future Healthcare Professionals, Editor: Dave Brown, In: Teaching With Technology: Sixty Professors From Eight Universities Tell Their Stories, Anker, NH: Anker Publishing Co., 2000.

  • Cohn, E, and Stoehr. G. Multidisciplinary Applications of CourseInfo Course Management Software to Motivate Students in Traditional Course Settings, Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 2:1, April, 2000,

  • Skolnick, ML and Cohn, ER, Videofluoroscopic Studies of Speech in Patients With Cleft Palate. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1989.

  • Cohn ER, Rood, SR, McWilliams BJ, Skolnick, ML, and Abdelmalek, LR, Barium sulphate coating of the nasopharynyx in lateral view videofluoroscopy. Cleft Palate Journal, 21:7,-17, 1984.

  • Glaser, ER, (now ER Cohn) Garver, KL, Metz, MC, McWilliams, BJ, Skolnick, ML and Garrett, WS, Velopharyngeal incompetence in a patient with multifocal eosinophilic granuloma ,(Hand-Schuller-Christian Disease), Journal of Speech-Language and Hearing Disorders, 47:320-323, 1982.

  • McWilliams, BJ, Glaser, ER, (now ER Cohn) Philips, BJ, Lawrence, C, Lavorato, AS, Beery, QC, and Skolnick, ML. A comparative study of four methods of evaluating velopharyngeal adequacy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 68:1-9, July 1981.

  • Skolnick, ML, Glaser, ER (now ER Cohn) and McWilliams, BJ, The uses and limitations of the barium swallow in the detection of velopharyngeal insufficiency, Radiology, 135:301-304, May 1980.


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