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academic administrator , journalism educator

MaryAnn Patricia Yodelis Smith, American academic administrator, journalism educator. Recipient Chancellors award University Wisconsin, 1975, Professional Achievement award Briar Cliff College, 1992.


Smith, MaryAnn Patricia Yodelis was born on December 19, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. Daughter of Joseph Anthony and Mary Sophie (Galas) Yodelis.


1 stepchild, Lisa. Bachelor of Arts, Briar Cliff College, 1963. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1969, Doctor of Philosophy, 1971.


Teacher St. Mary High School, Remsen, Iowa, 1960—1962. Assistant director admissions Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, 1962—1964, assistant to academy dean, 1964—1965, director publications and publicity, 1965—1967. From teaching assistant, lecturer to associate professor University Wisconsin, Madison, 1967—1981, professor journalism, 1981—1987, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs, professor, 1978—1986.

Professor, director School Journalism and Mass Communications, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986—1989. Associate vice chancellor, professor University Wisconsin Centers, Madison, since 1989. Assistant professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1971—1972.

Member media-law relations committee Wisconsin State Bar, 1976—1986.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Member Journalism Council (president 1983-1985), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Executive Committee 1977-1979, president 1989-1990, MaryAnn Yodenis Smith Research award established in her honor, 1993), International Communications Association, Organisation American Historians, Society Professional Journalists. Clubs: Weavers Guild.


Married Kim Rhodes Smith, May 14, 1977. 1 child Lisa.

Joseph Anthony Yodelis

Mary Sophie (Galas) Yodelis

Kim Rhodes Smith

Lisa Smith