Eileen Berlin Ray
 Title: Professor
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 219
 Phone: 216-687-4635
 Email: E.BERLINRAY@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/com/eberlinrayBio.html
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 219, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington, 1981
M.A., Communication, Michigan State University, 1978
M.Ed., Counseling/Student Personnel, University of South Carolina, 1975
B.A., Psychology, University of South Carolina, 1974
Brief Bio:
Eileen Berlin Ray is beginning her 30th year at Cleveland State University fall 2016. Her research focuses on health communication and applied communication with an emphasis on communication among disenfranchised populations. She currently teaches courses in health communication, gender, and interpersonal communication. Dr. Berlin Ray has served as the director of the Women's Studies program and particularly enjoys the differences in age and experiences of her students.

Dr. Berlin Ray's seventh book, Case studies: Real-life scenarios in health communication, is forthcoming (with Athena duPre, Oxford University Press). In 2002, she won the National Communication Association's Gerald Phillips Applied Communication Scholar Award for her work in the application of health communication. In 2006 she was named one of CSU's Women Who Make a Difference and received the Cleveland State University Distinguished Teacher Award in 2006. In 2015, she was a recipient of the CSU Golden Apple award.

When not teaching, she enjoys tai chi, reading, eating, shopping, and thinking about exercising. Her husband, George, is also a professor in the School of Communication. Her son is a music producer in Austin, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Staci. Her daughter is an interior designer in a design firm in San Francisco.
Honors and Awards:
2015, Cleveland State University Golden Apple award
2006, Cleveland State University Distinguished Teaching Award
2006, Named One of Cleveland State University Women Who Make a Difference
2002, National Communication Association's Gerald Phillips Applied Communication
      Scholar Award
Research Interests:
Health Communication; Applied Communication; Provider-Patient Communication; Social Support; Communication & Disenfranchisement
Teaching Areas:
Health Communication
Gender and Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Relational Communication
Professional Affiliations:
National Communication Association
International Communication Association
International Association for the Study of Language and Social Psychology