Lynda R. Willer, Ph.D.


Associate Professor


Phone: (219) 989-2422

Fax: (219) 989-2008


When Dr. Willer joined the faculty of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at the start of the 1992-1993 academic year, she came full circle back to Purdue Calumet and the Region. She was born in Hammond, raised in Lansing, attended T.F. South High School and in 1971 attended a computer class as a high school senior at Purdue Calumet! She has taught at Moraine Valley Community College, Towson State University in Maryland, University of Alaska Fairbanks, California State University-Long Beach and University of Illinois at Chicago prior to coming to Purdue Calumet.

Her teaching areas and scholarship reflect her interest gender and its impact on communication abilities, the influence of communication in the workplace, and improving the teaching and learning process in the educational and organizational environment. In addition to teaching and scholarly endeavors, Dr. Willer has also engaged in communication consulting for profit and not-for-profit organizations and individuals.

Ph.D., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL – Organizational Communication
M.A., Bradley University, Peoria, IL – Communication
B.S., Bradley University, Peoria, IL – Communication and Theatre Arts, double major plus
Secondary Teaching Certificate, Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught
Communication Research Methods
Organizational Communication
Communication and Gender
Interpersonal Communication

Primary Departmental and Campus Responsibilities
Undergraduate Advisor
Departmental Curriculum Committee Chair
Spearheads Departmental Assessment Activities
University Faculty Development Committee