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Indiana University Bloomington

Communication, Professional & Computer Skills

Managers Typically

Managers typically spend up to 80 percent of their time engaged in some form of written or oral communication.

Jeanette Heidewald

Contact Information

(812) 856-0662
heidewal [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
1319 E Tenth, Room 208

  • Senior Lecturer of Business Communication


  • Bloomington


  • MA, Communication, Indiana University, 1997
  • BS/BA, Finance and Economics, Rockhurst College, 1987

Professional Experience

  • Business Communication, Kelley School of Business, 1995-present, Senior Lecturer

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Kelley's Panschar Award
  • Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award
  • Kelley's Innovative Teaching Award
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Most Memorable Professor Award

Professional Interests

Business Writing Editing Business Presentations Leadership Development Effective use of PowerPoint as visual argument and Slideument Curriculum Development

Personal Interests

Family Friends Travel, travel planning German and Spanish languages Recreational cycling, recreational time outdoors Vegan cooking, sustainability, solar energy


I teach Business Communication courses in the highly ranked Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. With over 15 years of undergraduate teaching experience, I emphasize argumentation, persuasion, business writing, presentations, visual argument, and team development. I excel in curriculum development designed for specific client needs and contexts. As a member of the Honors faculty at IU, I am responsible for developing the skills of Kelley's most accomplished, motivated, and competitive undergraduate students. In the classroom, I seek to engage and educate students with hands-on activities, relevant examples, multiple opportunities for practice, and one-on-one personal feedback and goal setting. My experience in corporate training complements my curriculum development and communication consulting practices, most recently realized in a 2-week intensive course in New York City in collaboration with the University of Cologne, Germany. Outside of teaching, I travel extensively to build intercultural knowledge and skills and to network around the globe. Most recently, I visited India, China, and several countries in Europe, including Hungary, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and of course, Germany. I consider Schwaebisch Hall, Germany where I lived from 1987-1990 to be my home away from home.