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Heather Schieman

Assistant Director for Office of Education Abroad


Center for International Programs


Email: Heather Schieman
Phone: 937-229-1251
Alumni Hall 211


Heather started her professional career in higher education in 2012 after four years of intermittent on-site international work in London, England. During her time at UD she has spearheaded the development of a robust advising structure that is both professional and student-led. By blending her background in student development theory with her passion for international education, she is adamant about keeping holistic student and professional development at the core of her work.

Aside from helping develop the Office of Education Abroad's approach to advising, she also focuses her time and research on the development of relationships between universities. Recently, she shifted to being the lead manager for the university’s portfolio of exchange partnerships, which has allowed her to dive into better practices for curriculum integration, program assessment, and student support on long-term programming. Aside from her key duties at UD she also co-leads a professional group for Greater Cincinnati International Educators and was the 2020 recipient of the NAFSA Lily von Klemperer Award for professional ethics and mentorship in the field of International Education.


M.S.Ed, College Student Personnel, University of Dayton (2012)

B.S., Middle School Education, Eastern Kentucky University (2007)  

Professional Activities

Member, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Co-founder: Greater Cincinnati International Educators

Research Interests

European and U.S. Comparative Higher Education

Faculty involvement and motivation in international education