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William Kohler


Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

University Hall 2225


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-5145

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  • 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 Interests

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

Notable Honors

2011-2012, Excellence in Service Award, Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago

2010, The Silver Circle Award for teaching excellence, University of Illinois at Chicago

2009, 2012, Faculty-in-Residence of the Year Award, UIC Campus Housing

2006, Recognized for Outstanding Teaching, University of Illinois Alumni Association


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