Dr. David Yoder led a long and distinguished career as a servant leader in multiple fields including communication sciences and disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, allied health, and literacy. From 1968-1986, he was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where, in addition to serving as a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, he held many leadership positions. These included chair, Department of Communication Disorders (1973-1978); head, Communication Disorders, Waisman Center (1970-1973); head, Communication Aids and Systems (1978-1984); director of clinics (1979-1981); head, Education, Rehabilitation and Augmentative Communication Unit, Waisman Center (1983-1986). For these and other contributions he was awarded an endowed chair, the Walker-Bascom Distinguished Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders (1980-1986).
Remembering the Life of David E. Yoder, Chair Emeritus of the Department of Health Sciences