Ph.D., University of Purdue, 1972
DR. WILLIAM SEILER, PROFESSOR, studies instructional communication from a variety of perspectives. His current interests centers around delivery systems in the introductory communication course and how pedagogy can influence classroom learning and interactions. He is the first in the discipline to incorporate the Personalized System of Instruction (PSI) into an introductory performance course. He has been the Director of the introductory communication course since 1972 and served as department chair from 1990 to 2011. In 2015, he was awarded the Wallace A. Bacon Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association.REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
Seiler, W., Beall, M., & Mazer, J. (2017). Communication: Making connections, 10th ed., Allyn & Bacon.
Seiler, W. & Garden, R. (2016). Serious illness conversations with doctors: Patients using information obtained from sources other than their doctor. Health Communication.
Seiler, W. & Stephenson Abetz, J. (2014). Undergraduate Instructor Assistants (UIAs): Friend or foe. Journal of the Association of Communication Administrators.
Seiler, W. (2015). Connecting with the first year students. In Wendy Atkins-Sayre and Eunkyong L. Yook (Eds), Communicating Advice: Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.TEACHING
- COMM 827: Introduction to Classroom Communication
- COMM 927A: Psychology of Instructional Communication
- COMM 927B: Instructional Communication Research
- COMM 927D: Special Topics in Instructional Communication
- COMM 109: Introduction to Human Communication
- COMM 209: Public Speaking
- COMM 210: Small Group Communication
- COMM 325: Interviewing