Director of the School of Communication
Music and Communication Building, Rm. 231
School of Communication
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Language and Communication
Professional Experience & Community Activities
George Ray has been teaching at Cleveland State University for 18 years. His focus is in culture communication, language communication, and interpersonal communication. Dr. Ray, Associate Professor of Communication, teaches many different courses including: nonverbal, interracial, and intercultural communication. I like to stimulate discussion, says Dr. Ray on his teaching style.
Dr. Rays first job out of school was working in sales, as a fire protection manufacture representative. Shortly after, he took a position as an assistant professor at Berea College in Kentucky, where he taught public speaking and persuasion. In the fall of 1987, Dr. Ray came to Cleveland State University.
Currently, Dr. Ray is involved in many different activities. He is working on a book about language and speaking styles in interracial communication, an article, with Cleveland State University colleagues, examining the communication techniques between physician and patient interaction.
Born in northern Ohio, Dr. Ray began his college career at Bowling Green
University. He received his masters degree in persuasion from Cornell
University in 1973 and his Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of Washington.
When Dr. Ray is not teaching, he enjoys watching baseball, traveling, and being outdoors. Hiking is one of his favorite activities. He has traveled to Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii, China, Europe and New Zealand.