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About Lauri J. DeRuiter-Willems

Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, Instructor in the Department of Health Studies at Eastern Illinois University has been teaching health promotion, marketing and communications courses since 2007. Previously, DeRuiter-Willems worked as a consultant in Chicago, IL, serving private, commercial and government clients in health, fitness and wellness. DeRuiter-Willems presented on many occasions to these clients and patrons on a wide range of topics. After joining EIU, she has presented to local school wellness and faculty in-service programs, and Regional Office of Education workshops. Her degrees include B.S. in Physical Education /English, EIU 1986; M.S. in Health/Fitness Management/Marketing, University of North Texas 1988; Dietetics at EIU 2011 and is expected to complete PhD coursework at Indiana State University, Spring 2016 with Preliminary exams and Dissertation Proposal in August, 2015.


Present Instructor, Eastern Illinois University Health Promotion

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