Professor and Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies
University of Northern Iowa
Deirdre Bucher Heistad has been at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) since 2000 and serves as the executive director of Undergraduate Studies. The Undergraduate Studies division includes the Office of Academic Advising, Community Engagement, Study Abroad, the Office of Academic Advising, Honors and Scholars Programs, UNI Foundational Inquiry (UNIFI) general education, academic assessment, and academic support programs. Heistad has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) degree from Paris-Sorbonne University, and an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Iowa.