Steven D. Cohen is an assistant professor in the Klein Family School of Communications Design at the University of Baltimore, and an instructor at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education. He is an award-winning teacher who has delivered more than 75 courses and workshops on effective public speaking skills. Dr. Cohen has been quoted in publications such as the Financial Times and The Baltimore Sun and recently was featured in the BBC Radio documentary, “Churchill’s Secret Cabinet.”
Dr. Cohen is currently conducting research on the design and delivery of oral communication courses. He is particularly interested in the use of experiential exercises and technology-based approaches to help promote communication competence. Dr. Cohen's work has appeared in Communication Teacher, the International Journal of Listening, Listening Education, Relevant Rhetoric, and Toastmaster magazine. Dr. Cohen is the author of two books, Public Speaking: The Path to Success and Lessons from the Podium: Public Speaking as a Leadership Art. He is also the editor of On the Path to Success: Readings and Resources.
Dr. Cohen previously served as managing director of the Oral Communication Program at the University of Maryland. As part of this role, he managed assessment initiatives, curriculum development, and instructor training for a large-scale general education program. Dr. Cohen also spent several years working in the private sector. He was an assistant vice president and team leader at Bank of America and later became a senior strategy consultant at IBM Global Business Services.
Dr. Cohen earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Florida. He also earned an Advanced Toastmaster designation from Toastmasters International.