Communication Studies Faculty
Cathryn Cushner Edelstein
Senior Scholar-In-Residence (2005)
B.S. Boston University, M.A. New York University
Cathryn teaches Intercultural Communication, Speech Fundamentals, and professional communication courses for international graduate students.
In addition to teaching, Cathryn is the faculty advisor for Emerson Talks. This program prepares students to lead discussions with peers about diversity and inclusion while earning one non-tuition credit through the Communication Studies Department. She trains the co-facilitators and oversees the sessions that run throughout the year.
Cathryn is the author of, Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That? How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student - A Reference Guide published by Five Star Publications (AZ). It is available at the Emerson College Bookstore and online worldwide through many international booksellers.
Office: Walker 813
Current CoursesIntercultural Communication (CC203), Conversational Communication for International Professions (CC610), Group Dynamics for International Professionals (CC611), Seminar Topics in Comm Mgmt (CC695)
Communication studies dept. news
Find out how Communication Studies students, faculty, and alumni are exploring and reshaping the way the world communicates.
Rich West, Professor, learned that his co-edited anthology Sourcebook of Family Communication (Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents “exemplary scholarship” as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA”s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.