Heidi Baumann

Assistant Professor

Baker Hall 329
(309) 677-2385

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Purdue University
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Computer Science, Truman State University


Heidi joined the Foster College of Business at Bradley University as an Assistant Professor in August 2013. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. and a full-time career in academia, Heidi worked in industry for five years. Heidi has work experience at two Fortune 100 companies, Caterpillar, Inc. and State Farm Insurance.


Dr. Baumann has taught courses that include topics such as leadership, motivation, employee performance, and teamwork. In her teaching, she focuses on covering topics in a way that will help students prepare for their future careers or manage issues in their present jobs. Heidi makes every effort to promote an interactive classroom where students can learn from a discussion of their own and others’ experiences.


Heidi’s primary research interests include studying the work-family interface and employee performance management and development. In addition, she thoroughly enjoys learning new and interesting research methods and analysis techniques. Heidi was a recipient of the Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation research, which examines how work and family roles can both conflict with and enrich one another.


Professional Memberships:

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN)