Jeri Heileman

Assistant Professor of Practice

I’m Jeri Heileman (she, her, hers), an Assistant Professor of Practice in Office of General Education. Across the years of my professional career, the common thread has been a desire to support students and their individual journeys through learning and life. Prior to joining the University of Arizona community, I enjoyed many experiences serving in K-12 in Florida, North Carolina, and New Mexico. I held positions as a classroom mathematics teacher, instructional coach, district leader, and middle school principal.

My academic journey includes an undergraduate degree in Education from the University of Florida, a master’s in Psychological Foundations from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Kentucky. My dissertation focused on strengthening students’ sense of connectedness through strategic onboarding practices.

When I’m not teaching, my husband and I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling, and eating out. We also enjoy spending time with our family which includes three grown children and their partners and the best...three grandchildren.