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William D. Yates, Ed.D.

Lecturer Chase Hall 245
Office: (716) 878-6223
Email: yateswd@buffalostate.edu


  • K-12 and college educator for the past 47 years
  • Technology consultant for the Department of Creativity Studies & Change
  • Leadership
  • Extensive faculty training experience
  • Former Director of the Center for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching for
  • Southeastern University
  • Eight years in the communications field
  • Former supervisor of the student media production program of the Polk
  • County (FL) public schools


  • BA in English
  • M.A. in Mass Communication
  • M.S. in Creativity Studies and Change Leadership
  • Ed.D. in Ed Leadership with specialization in educational technology
  • In second year of Quinnipiac’s MS in Instructional Design

Passions and Interests:

  • Learning about anything and everything, especially creativity
  • Teaching and training using technology
  • Helping others
  • Nature photography
  • Traveling, especially to National Parks in the US and Canada
  • Snowboarding