Brenda Heiman

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Brenda Heiman teaches in the Educational Technology programs at Lesley. She is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Louisiana Tech University. She has held teaching appointments at East Texas State University, the University of New Mexico, Chapman University, the College of Santa Fe, and Lesley University. Her professional and academic association memberships include the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), Technology and Media (TAM) Division, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Phi Delta Kappa; she served on the boards of directors for these associations, and currently serves as president of TAM.

In addition to her professional experience as a speech-language pathologist and teacher of the deaf, Dr. Heiman has served variously as a Computer Education Resource Teacher and Manager of IDEA Technology, Coordinator of Assistive Technology, District Accountability Supervisor of Research, Development, and Accountability, and Director of Special Education in the Albuquerque Public Schools. Dr. Heiman has co-authored software programs for use by speech-language pathologists and special educators; her publications have appeared in Educational Technology.


BA, MA (Speech-Language Pathology), East Texas University
PhD, University of New Mexico (Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education)

Selected Presentations

  • Presentations at the National Technology and Media Division Conference (a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children: “Legal and Legislative Issues in Special Education,” (annually in January 1999-2011)
  • Presentation at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA Conference):  “Making Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in the Higher Education Classroom” (November 2009; January 2010); “What’s Happening in DC: A Legislative Update,” (annually January 2006-2011)