Cheryl M Bracken (Cheryl Campanella Bracken), Dr.
 Title: Interim VP, Fac Affairs/Prof
Interim Program Director, Women's and Gender Studies
 Dept: Communication
 Office: AC 337
 Phone: 216-687-3588
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. AC 337, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Mobile Media, Social Media, Media Psychology, Telepresence, User Experience, Binge Watching
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. She is also the Associate Dean of Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Her research interests include psychological processing of media and social media, 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:
Distinguished Faculty Award for Service (2016)
Golden Apple Award, Cleveland State University (2014)
Merit Award, Cleveland State University (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005)
Graduate Faculty Travel Award, Cleveland State University (2014, 2013, 2005, 2003, 2002)
Top Paper awarded by the Communication Technology Division, Broadcasting Education Association (2002) Total Award $250
Research Interests:
Information Processing
Binge Watching
Teaching Areas:
Social Media Analytics & Metrics
Communication and Technology
User Experience
Professional Affiliations:
International Society for Presence Research
International Communication Association
Research Grants:
Faculty Scholarship Initiative, Cleveland State University. (June, 2017 - July, 2018).  An Investigation of the Impact of Online News Affordances on Perceptions of Credibility. Principle Investigator. Total Award: $5,182.00.

National Science Foundation (NSF) (2016-2019). Institutions Developing Excellence in Academic Leadership - National (IDEAL-N). Role: Cleveland State University - Social Science Faculty Member.

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. Total Award: $10,000.00

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. Total Award: $ 4608.00.

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: $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.

New Faculty Research Award, Cleveland State University. (2001). Presence and HDTV. Principle Investigator. Total Award: $3000.00.

Dissertation Completion Grant, Temple University. (1999-2000). Total Award: $6000.00.