Virginia Yonkers

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Virginia Yonkers, UAlbany

Department of Educational Theory and Practice                           

Communication Department

 Education and Courses

Degrees

ABD, Educational Theory and Practice, Educational Technology and Instructional Design.

MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and French

Master International Management

BA International Studies

Courses Taught and/or Created/Co-created

Education: Introduction to Distance Learning, Computer Supported Writing across the Curriculum

Communication: Speech Composition and Presentation, Group Communication, Global Communications, Business Communication, Business Communication in English, New Communication Technologies in Organizational Life

Online Courses: Introduction to French, Introduction to Spanish, Services Marketing, International Marketing, Introduction to Distance Learning

Business: Principles of Marketing,  Services Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Research

Globalization: Introduction to Globalization

Customized Courses: Workplace EFL, How to write e-mails more effectively, Global Services Marketing

Research and Publications:

 Peer Reviewed Journals and Book Chapters

Easter, M. & Yonkers, V (2006).  Cross-cultural differences: A framework for evaluating diversity training.  International Journal of business Research.  5 (1), 50-57.

Buff, C. & Yonkers, V. (2005).  Using student generated codes of ethics in the classroom to reinforce business ethics education.  Journal of Business Ethics, 61 (2), 101-110.

Yonkers, V. & Buff, C. (2005).  A matter of trust: Using student designed codes of conduct in face-to-face and virtual group environments.  Journal of Academy of Business and Economics (JABE). 

Buff, C. & Yonkers, V. (2004).  How will they know right from wrong? A study of ethics in the mission statements of curriculum of AACSB undergraduate marketing programs. Marketing Education Review, 14, 71-79.

Yonkers, V. (2004).  Replicating business education programs in emerging countries.  In Alon, I. & McIntrye, eds., Business Education and Emerging Market Economies:  Perspectives and Best Practices, pp.  Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 

Smith-Hunter, A., Kapp, J. & Yonkers, V. (2003).  A psychological model of entrepreneurial behavior.  Journal of Academy of Business and Economics (JABE).

Gorman-Yonkers, V. (2003).  Artisan's link case study, in Beckman, D. & Rigby, J. Foundations of Marketing, 8th Edition. Toronto, Canada: Nelson Publishing.

Yonkers, V. (2002).  The business communication model for teaching foreign business languages, Global Business Languages: Culture and Communication, 8.

Yonkers, V. (2001).  Application of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model, Voices, 23 (1).

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Buff, C. & Yonkers, V. (2005).  Student designed codes of ethics and their influence on group development and processes.  Marketing Educators' Association 2005 Conference-Marketing Education: Navigating the Ocean of Change, 84-88.

Buff, C. & Yonkers, V. (2004).  Are our graduates ready to be ethical marketers?: Ethics education in AACSB undergraduate marketing programs.  In Cron, W. & Low, G (eds), 2004 Winter Educators' conference Marketing Theory and Application, Volume 15.  Chicago, IL: AMA.  Paper presented at 2004 AMA Winter Educators' Conference, March 2004, Scottsdale, AZ.

Easter, M. & Yonkers, V. (2003).  Teaching diversity and cross-cultural differences: Does it work? Beamer, L. & Shwom, B. (eds.), Communication and Ethics: Challenges for Research, Teaching and Training.  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Convention for the Association for Business Communication, October 23, 2003, in Albuquerque, NM.

Smith-Hunter, A., Kapp, J. & Yonkers, V. (2003).  A look at the psychology of entrepreneurial behavior, Proceedings of SAM International Business Conference.  Presented April 10-13, 2003, Orlando, FL.

Yonkers, V., Segneri, L, & Ramos, E. (2003) Developing international business communication skills long-distance, Proceedings of the Association for Business Communication Spring Conference.  Presented April 5, 2003, Toronto, Canada.

Gorman, V. (1992). Cross-cultural communication activities for the international marketing classroom, Tenth Annual EMU Conference on Languages and Communication for Business and the Professions. Eastern Michigan University.

Gorman, V. (1992).  Custom designing foreign language courses for business people.  Tenth Annual EMU Conference on Languages and Communication for Business and the Professions.  Eastern Michigan University.

Submitted Manuscripts and Works in Progress

Yonkers, V. & Easter, M. (submitted).  College student perceptions of good international professional writing: Distracting and non-distracting errors.

Song, H. & Yonkers, V. (unpublished).  A multi-level assessment framework for analyzing interaction in online environments.

Yonkers, V. (dissertation).  The effect of workplace collaborative writing on the development of knowledge for distributed groups.

Yonkers, V. & Easter, M. Are our students prepared for the global marketplace? Student perceptions of non-native writers.

Yonkers, V. Creating online community through design: a model of in instruction design for the creation of online communities.

Yonkers, V. & Easter, M.  Development of tool to determine measure student perceptions of non-native English writers.

Yonkers, V. Creating digital branding communities: An analysis of website attributes of the top corporate websites and online companies.

Yonkers, Designing for effective international virtual Groups

 Group Instructional Design Model.

Conference Presentations

Yonkers, V. (2008)  Creating the Knowledge Economy: A model of technology, economic development, education, and research & development policies. American Educational Research Association Conference: International Education SIG.  Presented March 26, New York City, NY. 

Yonkers, V. & Easter, M. (2007).  College student perceptions of good professional writing in an international context.  American Educational Research Association Conference: Writing and Literacies SIG, presented April 10, Chicago, IL. 

Easter, M. & Yonkers, V. (2006).  Cross-cultural differences: A framework for evaluating diversity training.  AIBE-2006 Annual conference, October 13-16, Las Vegas, NV.

Yonkers, V. (2006).  A framework for assessing online intragroup interaction.  American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, April 10, 2006, San Francisco, CA.

Yonkers, V. & Easter, M. (2005).  Are we teaching them what they need to know?  Teaching native and non-native English speakers.  Presented October 21, 2005 at the Association for Business Communication 70th annual convention, Irvine, CA.

Song, H. 7 Yonkers, V. (2004).  The development and evaluation of multi-level assessment framework for analyzing interaction in online learning environments.  The Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

Yonkers, V. & Buff, C. (2004). Using codes of conduct to improve virtual and small group processes.  Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication, October,  Boston MA.

Yonkers, V. (2004). Business Education and Critical Pedagogy: An Oxymoron?  Paper presented April 23, 2004 at the Academy of Business Education Conference, Mystic, CT.

Yonkers, V. (2001).  The international trade game.  Presented March 30, 2001 at CIBER 2001 Conference on Language, Culture, and Global Management, San Diego, CA.


Course Links:

ETAP 529: Introduction to Distance Learning 

ETAP 687: Computer Supported Writing Across the Curriculum

COMM 203: Speech Composition and Presentation

COMM 378: Global Communications

COMM 378: New Technologies in Organizational Life (Spring, 2008) 

Blogs:

Connecting 2 the World

Connecting 2 Students 

Trends in Global Communication Conference

International Collaboration:

International collaborative projects  and resources.

Trends in Global Communication Conference Wiki