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About Heidi Reeder

Dr. Heidi Reeder joined Boise State University in 2000, and is currently a Professor and the Director of Leadership & Human Relations with the College of Innovation and Design. She holds three degrees in Communication, a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a B.S. from the University of Oregon. Her research on male-female communication, love, and friendship has been published in top communication journals, and has led to appearances in both local and national media, such as “Today’s 6” on KIVI (ABC affiliate) and “The Today Show” on NBC, and she is an expert blogger for In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Reeder regularly provides communication training and speeches to business and community organizations. In 2007 she was named the Carnegie Foundation’s Idaho Professor of the Year, and she also received the Boise State University Foundation Scholar Award in Teaching for 2011/2012. The Foundation Scholar Awards are designed to honor Boise State faculty members who have demonstrated ongoing commitment, expertise and accomplishments in teaching, research/creative activities, or professionally related service.


Present Director of Leadership and Human Relations, Boise State University College of Innovation and Design
Present Professor, Boise State University College of Innovation and Design


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Honors and Awards

  • 2011/2012 - Foundation Scholar Award in Teaching, Boise State University
  • 2007 - Idaho Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation
  • 2006 - Tenured Teaching Award, College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State University


  • COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication
  • COMM 221: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 231: Public Speaking
  • COMM 297/497/506: Gender in Film
  • COMM 390: Conflict Management
  • COMM 471: Advanced Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 483: Communication in the Workplace
  • COMM 497/506: Ethnography
  • COMM 497/506: Communicating in Friendship
  • COMM 498: Senior Seminar
  • COMM 506: Relational Development, Maintenance, and Decline
  • COMM 581: Teaching and Training in Interpersonal Communication

Contact Information


Articles (6)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (5)

Conference Proceedings (2)

Online Media (2)

Includes podcasts and interviews

Conference Presentations (6)

Invited Talks (1)