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Valerie Ann Yonker

Associate Teaching Professor Emerita

Information Science

Dr. Yonker teaches in the area of information systems, with a special interest in the applications of research methods and statistics to all areas of information science. Her research interests include information systems in human services, with a focus on the use of technology in treatment settings; remote technology, including telemedicine; and measurement issues in software evaluation. She has professional experience in needs analysis, knowledge engineering, user workstations, and system evaluation.


  • PhD, Information Systems Design and Evaluation, Drexel University
  • MS, Evaluation and Applied Social Research, Hahnemann University
  • BA, Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, West Chester University

Research/Teaching Interests

Human service information systems, systems analysis and design, measurement in software evaluation, knowledge engineering

Awards & Recognition

  • Beta Phi Mu, International Honor Society in Library Science
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Pi Gamma Mu, National Social Science Honor Society

Professional Activities & Associations

  • American Society for Information Science, 1994
  • American Medical Informatics Association, 1993
  • Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Chairperson--Career Development Committee, 1983
  • Professional Advisory Committee of the Camden County Mental Health Board, 1982-1983
  • New Jersey Program Evaluation Action Committee, 1981-83. Involved in the development of performance indicators for New Jersey Mental Health Services
  • American Psychological Association, Division of Community Psychology, 1979-1981