Cheryl M Bracken (Cheryl Campanella Bracken), Dr.
 Title: Professor
Graduate Director
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 223
 Phone: 216-687-4512
 Email: C.BRACKEN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 223, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Mobile Media, UX research, Social Media, Media Psychology, Telepresence, User Experience,
 
Education:
Ph.D., Mass Media & Communication, Temple University, 2000
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Cheryl Campanella Bracken (Ph.D., 2000, Temple University) is a Professor in School of Communication at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH, USA. Her research interests include psychological processing of media. Her specific research interests include telepresence, and the impact of media form variables (i.e., image quality and screen size) on audiences' perceptions of media content. Dr. Bracken's research has been published in Media Psychology; Journal of Communication; Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and Human Communication Research. She has co-edited book the only book focused on popular media and telepresence entitled Immersed in Media: Telepresence in Everyday Life.
 
Honors and Awards:
CSU Golden Apple Award (2014).

Cleveland State Undergraduate Summer Research Award (06/01/2014-09/01/2014). A Content Analysis of the Little Cigars and Cigarillos Social Media Milieu. Principle Investigator.

Faculty Scholarship Initiative, Cleveland State University. (July 2013 - July 2014). Examining the influence of age on attention, usability, enjoyment, and sensations of telepresence in mobile media contexts. Principle Investigator.

Full Time Research Development Award, Cleveland State University. (2006-2008). Understanding health communication in the Latino community: A campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease among Latinos in Cuyahoga County. (Co-Investigators: Pettey, G. R, Bracken, C.C., Horowitz, E., Jian, G., Maguire, K. & Yoon, S.). Total Award:  

New Faculty Research Grant, Broadcast Education Association. (2005). Does HDTV increase the effectiveness of television commercials? The impact of presence and image quality on persuasion. Principle Investigator.

Faculty Engagement Grant, Ohio Campus Compact. (2003). Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching the teacher. Principle Investigator.

New Faculty Research Award, Cleveland State University. (2001). Presence and HDTV. Principle Investigator.
 
Research Interests:
User Experience
Information Processing
 
Teaching Areas:
Communication and Technology
Advertising
User Experience
 
Professional Affiliations:
International Society for Presence Research
International Communication Association
 
Research Grants:
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Understanding health communication in the Latino community: A campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease among Latinos in Cuyahoga County. Full Time Research Development Award. (2006-2008). (Co-Investigators:  Pettey, G. R, Bracken, C.C., Horowitz, E., Jian, G., Maguire, K. & Yoon, S.). Total Award:  $14, 960.00

New Faculty Research Grant, Broadcast Education Association. (2005). Does HDTV increase the effectiveness of television commercials? The impact of presence and image quality on persuasion. (Principle Investigator) Total Award: $2000.00.

Faculty Engagement Grant, Ohio Campus Compact. (2003). Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching the teacher. (Principle Investigator) Total Award: $3750.00.