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Zach Yoder

POSITION: Assistant Provost for Student Success; Program Director - Liberal Arts

Provost's Office
Liberal Arts

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 110

PHONE: (540) 432-4159


Zachary grew up on a farm near Broadway, Virginia and graduated from Broadway High School in 1997. He attended Messiah College and received his B.S. in Biology/Teaching Certification in 2001. After teaching in Clovis, New Mexico for a year, he returned to Virginia to teach Biology in Rockingham County Public Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Secondary Education from James Madison University in 2004. Zachary taught 7th grade Life Science, Biology, and Anatomy and Physiology for 11 years in the county schools before beginning a position as Director of Retention at EMU in January of 2014. After completing his PhD in Postsecondary Leadership and Analysis from James Madison University, he was promoted to Assistant Provost for Student Success. Zach is committed to helping students succeed in all areas of their experience at EMU. Zach is married to Abby Yoder, a 5th grade teacher with RCPS, and together Abby and Zach have two children, Tristan and Ella. 


BS, Messiah University (Biology)
MED, James Madison University (Secondary Education)
PHD, James Madison University

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