St. Norbert College: Daniel Heiser named new Dean of Schneider School of Business and Economics

From: Mike Counter, St. Norbert College,, 920-403-3089, [email protected]


May 1, 2019


EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of Heiser is attached. Last name is pronounced (Hi-Zer).


    De Pere, Wis.: Daniel Heiser, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the department of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University, will be the next dean for the Schneider School of Business & Economics at St. Norbert College. He will begin on July 1.

    “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Daniel Heiser to the St. Norbert College community as the new dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics. Dr. Heiser’s extensive administrative experiences and commitment to liberal arts education made him standout among an international pool of strong candidates,” said Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, vice president for academic affairs at St. Norbert.

    As dean of the Schneider School of Business & Economics, Heiser will oversee the undergraduate experience, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, the Center for Exceptional Leadership (CEL), the Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA) and the Strategic Research Institute (SRI).  

    “I am thrilled and humbled to join St. Norbert College’s mission-driven community as dean of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics,” said Heiser. “I’m eager to work with the school’s faculty and staff to build on past success and prepare our students as lifelong learners for the rapidly changing work environment they’ll face upon graduation.” 

    As chair of the department of management and entrepreneurship at DePaul University the past three years, Heiser oversaw the budget, management and scheduling for 31 full-time and 42 adjunct faculty. He was also responsible for the oversight of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, the Management Development Center, six master’s programs and two undergraduate majors at DePaul.

  Heiser has his J.D. and his Ph. D. from Indiana University.

    He continues to teach and research supply chain management. He has lectured and consulted in many countries around the world on supply chain management and project management, including Bahrain, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, the Philippines, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates. His supply chain research has appeared in several journals.

    Before becoming an academic, Heiser was an attorney in private practice; an administrative law judge for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission; clerk of the Indiana Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal; an advisor to the majority caucus of the Indiana State Senate; legal adviser to Richard Riley, U.S. secretary of education during the Bill Clinton administration, and legal advisor to Lamar Alexander, U.S. secretary of education during the George H.W. Bush administration. 

    Heiser will take over for Interim Dean Dave Wegge, professor emeritus of political science at St. Norbert (1979-2014) and executive director emeritus of the college’s Strategic Research Institute. Wegge plans to retire.