Communication Studies Faculty

Cathryn Cushner Edelstein

Senior Scholar-in-Residence (2005)

B.S. Boston University
M.A. New York University

Cathryn Cushner Edelstein

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

Phone: 8754


The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College will be host a variety of special events dedicated to the Dia De Los Muertos Mexican holiday.

Events will feature three Mexican artists, David Silvah, Nuria Bak and Claudia Rodriguez, who will honor student Jocelyn Straus and actor Robin Williams.