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Dr. Don Yoder is an expert in instructional communication and the basic course. His research has focused on many aspects of the basic course, and he has served as the department's basic course director for many years. His research also covers other topics in interpersonal and organizational communication. It has been published in a number of journals, including Management Communication Quarterly and the Basic Communication Course Annual.
Don has been an active leader both at UD and for the discipline. Here at UD, he has served the department as chair on two different occasions. Nationally, he has served as president of the National Communication Association's Basic Course Division twice, and has served as conference host and planner for the Basic Course Directors Conference four times. He has gained recognition for excellence both in teaching and in research. During his years at Creighton University (prior to joining UD), his quality of work was recognized with two awards: Emminent Professor and Outstanding Advisor. His research has been recognized with a top paper award in the National Communication Association's Basic Course Division.
The Faculty Perspective
"I love the personal and frequent contact with students, an intimate campus with excellent resources, UD's focus on teaching well, and our beautiful campus."
- Ph.D., The Ohio State University (1982)
- M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1975)
- B.S., Iowa State University (1973)
- Communication education
- Basic communication courses
- Interpersonal conflict
Wallace, S. and Yoder, D. (2007). "Motivation in the classroom. Cognitive and behavioral strategies." In Hugenberg, L., Morreale, S. Worley, D., Hugenberg, B. Worley, B. (Eds). Basic communication course best practices: A training manual for instructors. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
Wallace, S., Yoder, D.,. Hugenberg, L., Horvath, C. (2006). Creating competent communication. Dubuque, IA:Kendall/Hunt Publishing.