Stephen Yelon is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling, Special Education and Educational Psychology.He began his career at Michigan State University in the Department of Educational Psychology after receiving his MS in psychology and Ph.D. in educational psychology at The University of Michigan. In his 35-year tenure at MSU Stephen taught a variety of courses in instructional design and theory to undergraduate and graduate students. He was in the first cohort of professors to be given the MSU Teacher-Scholar Award for excellence in teaching. Subsequently, the Michigan Psychological Association and the State of Michigan recognized his fine teaching.
From 1969 to 1981 Stephen was assistant director of the Learning and Evaluation Service whose mission was to improve instruction at MSU. He is still a well-known teaching advisor to professors throughout the University. In addition, since its inception, Stephen has been a faculty member for the MSU Primary Care Medical Fellowship for the Office of Medical Education, Research and Development.
He was a Spencer Fellow at the Children¹s Television Workshop in 1972, a visiting scholar at the Southwest Regional Laboratory for Educational Research and Development in 1979, and an advisor to the Office of Training at the United States Secret Service in 1986.
Stephen has written numerous articles and books on teaching and training. The International Society for Performance Improvement has recognized his prominence as a leader in the field of instruction and training.