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William Kohler

Head and shoulder photo of William Kohler
  • Lecturer in Managerial Communications

Office: 2225 UH
Phone: (312) 996-5145


  • BA in International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1971
  • MA in Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999
  • Cambridge Certificate/RSA, San Francisco, California, 1995


  • Lecturer in Managerial Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1998-Present
  • Developed a new business writing curriculum (BA 300) for the College of Business Administration in 2010
  • Negotiated approval of on-line MBA program: UIC and Krasnoyarsk State University, Russia, 2005
  • Invited by Chinese Bureau of Foreign Trade to address small businesses in Liaoning, China on "How the US Government Affects Small Business (Safety, FDA, EPA, OSHA)" , 2004
  • Visiting Faculty, International University of Japan, Urasa, Japan, Summer 2000
  • Course Instructor, Arthur Andersen Worldwide, Summers 1996-1999
  • Worked in Silicon Valley with the electronics industry during the initial stages of the computer revolution; negotiated leases and/or real property sales in excess of $150 million in industrial and commercial real estate as a real estate broker specializing in research and development groups within the electronic industry; brokered leases with corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Loral Corporation, Ford Aerospace, Graesby Electronics, Plantronics Corporation, and United Technologies, 1976-1984

Classes Taught

  • Business writing & presentations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business ethics

Research & Publications

Research Interests
  • Effective teaching pedagogy for business writing F2F vs "on-line.
  • Better/more effective presentation techniques
  • Business English as a second language

Awards & Affiliations

  • Excellence in Service Award, Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011-2012
  • The Silver Circle Award for teaching excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
  • Faculty-in-Residence of the Year Award, Recognized by UIC Campus Housing, 2009 & 2012
  • Recognized by the University of Illinois Alumni Association for outstanding teaching, 2006