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Dr. Heidi Reeder

Heidi Reader portraitAssociate Professor, Director of Leadership & Human Relations in the College of Innovation and Design
Office: C-105
Phone: (208) 426-2404
Office Hours: By Appointment

Spring 2016 Courses

COMM 471 Advanced Interpersonal Communication
COMM 582 Relational Communication
COMM 593 Thesis

Teaching Specialties: Interpersonal, Commitment, Leadership

Research Interests/Activities: Theories of commitment, male-female friendship, gendered behavior and identity.


Dr. Heidi Reeder holds degrees from the University of Oregon (B.A.), Stanford University (Master’s) and Arizona State University (Ph.D.), and has been teaching at Boise State for over ten years. Her research on male-female communication, love, and friendship has been published in top communication journals such as Communication Monographs and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and has led to appearances in both local and national media. As the owner of SuccessTracks LLC, Dr. Reeder has provided communication training to organizations as diverse as Plexus Manufacturing to St. Luke’s Tumor Institute. In 2007 she was named the Carnegie Foundation’s Idaho Professor of the Year and her book, COMMIT TO WIN, was published in 2014.