Maura Cherney smiles into the camera in front of plain background.
Baron (Cherney)
Assistant Professor
Communication, Media and Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
(773) 442-5957
Courses Taught
CMTC 400: Special Topics in Communication (Communication and Emotion)
CMTC 317: Intercultural Communication
CMTC 306: Special Topics in Communication (Communication Ethics)
CMTC 300: Mediated Communication
CMTC 213: Interpersonal Communication
CMTC 100: Introduction to Communication
Research Interests
Dr. Maura Baron's research explores the role of communication technologies in our interactions, especially in interpersonal and instructional contexts. Her most recent work focuses on how people form impressions of other people based on information found about that person online.

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2018)
M.A. Illinois State University (2014)
B.A. St. Norbert College (2011)

Selected Publications

Cherney, M. R., Fetherston, M., & Johnsen, L. J. (2018). Online course student collaboration literature: A review and critique. Small Group Research, 49, 98-128. 

Fetherston, M., Cherney, M. R., & Bunton, T. E. (2018). Uncertainty, technology use, and career preparation self-efficacy. Western Journal of Communication, 82, 276-295. 

Cherney, M. R., Davis, D. C., & Metts, S. (2017). Surf’s up: Communicative aspects of online trust-building among Couchsurfing hosts. In M. Folk & S. Apostel (Eds.), Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M. G., Cherney, M. R., & Fylling, S. Q. (2014). An exploratory investigation of communication technologies to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 28, 600-620.

Room FA 233
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5957
Office Hours
5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (Zoom)
and by appointment
Main Campus