Kenneth Heischmidt is a Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southeast Missouri State University. He has served as Southeast's MBA Program Director from 1995 to 2015 and as International Business Programs Director from 1995 to 1998. He has previous experience as a faculty member at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1982-1984) and Buena Vista College (1984-1985). Dr. Heischmidt worked as a marketing representative for Caterpillar Tractor company from 1974-1976.
He has published over fifty articles in national journals and academic proceedings. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Ethics, Teaching Business Ethics, Journal of Professional Services Marketing, Journal of Hospital Marketing, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, Journal of Education for Business, Health Marketing Quarterly, International Journal of Public Administration and Journal of College Student Personnel. He has developed and presented numerous development seminars related to leadership, marketing research, and international study.
Dr. Heischmidt has taught an international study program in Europe for each of the last 15 years. He has extensive travel experience in Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Mexico. Dr, Heischmidt is a past President of the North American Management Society and past President of Business and Health Administration Association. He has also served on the Advisory Council of the Midwest Business Administration Association. He was a guest lecturer at Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan in the fall of 1998, 2014, and 2017. Dr. Heischmidt has two doctorates, DBA (Marketing) and PhD (Educational Psychology), both from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He also has an MS (counseling) from Illinois State University. From Eastern Illinois University, he has both MBA and BSBA (Accounting).
Recent recreational activities have centered on coaching soccer, baseball, and basketball. The love of his life is Cynthia his wife, Brooke his daughter, Brett and Kurt his sons, and his grandchildren. Without them, all of the other accomplishments in his life would mean very little.