Cheryl M Bracken (Cheryl Campanella Bracken), Dr.
 Title: Interim VP, Fac Affairs/Prof
Professor, School of Communication
 Dept: Communication
 Office: AC 337
 Phone: 216-687-3588
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. AC 337, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Gender Equity, Racial Equity, Mobile Media, Social Media, Media Psychology, Telepresence, User Experience, Binge Watching
Ph.D., Mass Media & Communication, Temple University, 2000
Brief Bio:
Dr. Cheryl Bracken is a scholar-administrator. As the Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and a Professor of Communication at Cleveland State University. She is a strong advocate for faculty governance and has experience at all levels of governance from the Faculty Senate to College Peer Review Committee to the Provost Office. Dr. Bracken has advocated for faculty development programs, including the CSU mentoring group.

Dr. Bracken is a scholar whose research focuses on the psychological processing of media. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and three books. Her most recent book, ┬┐Binge Watching: Motivations and Implications of Our Changing Viewing Behaviors,┬┐ was co-authored with Dr. Bridget Rubenking.
Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Faculty Award for Service (2016)
Golden Apple Award, Cleveland State University (2014)  
Top Paper awarded by the Communication Technology Division, Broadcasting Education Association (2002)
Research Interests:
Equity in Higher Education
Information Processing
Binge Watching
Teaching Areas:
Psychological Processing of Media
Communication and Technology
Research Methods
User Experience
Social Media Analytics & Metrics
Professional Affiliations:
International Society for Presence Research
International Communication Association
Research Grants:
National Science Foundation (NSF 19-552) (2020-2023).  ADVANCE Adaptation: Achieving Excellence and Equity through Academic Leadership Development. Role: Co-Primary Investigator.

IChange/Aspire Catalytic Funding for Innovation and Collaboration (2020-2023). Midwest Experiences in Mentoring Excellence (MEME). Role Co-Primary Investigator.

IChange/Aspire Catalytic Funding for Innovation and Collaboration Proposal (2020-2023). Use of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statements and Rubrics in Faulty Hiring Role Co-Primary Investigator.

National Science Foundation (NSF) (2019-2021). Aspire Alliance: National Alliance for Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty (ASPIRE). Role: Cleveland State University Co-Director and Senior Administrator

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