Heather Swenddal

Heather Swenddal

Teaching Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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4008 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Dr

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-8113

hjs@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), RMIT University at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2020
  • M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, San Francisco State University, 2012
  • B.A., Journalism, Sacramento State University, 2005

Positions Held

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2022 to present
  • Chair of International Business, Nichols College, 2021-2022
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Nichols College, 2020-2022
  • Chair of General Business, Nichols College, 2020-2021
  • Lecturer, Bryant University, 2019-2020
  • Lecturer, Northeastern University, 2019-2020
  • Senior Educator, RMIT University Vietnam, 2012-2015

Recent Publications

  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S., Deborah Lock, Andrea Caputo, Dieu Hack-Polay, Paul Igwe (Ed.) (2022). Belongingness challenges of repatriate academics at international university campuses. Borderlands: Internationalization of Higher Education Teaching Practices ( pp. 79-89). UK: Springer International Publishing.
  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S. (2022). Global integration barriers at international branch campuses: the IBC Othering Loop. International Journal of Education Management, Emerald Publishing, 36 (4), 593-605.
  • Swenddal, H., Gumbley, S., & Nkhoma, M., Joyce S. Osland, B. Sebastian Reiche, Betina Szkudlarek, Mark E. Mendenhall (Ed.) (2022). Reinforcing “we”: organizational identity custodianship in global leaders’ boundary-spanning. Advances in Global Leadership ( vol. 14, pp. 125-140). Emerald Publishing Limited.

Other Publications

Book Chapters

  • Swenddal, H. (2019). Locally-hired IBC lecturers as global university representatives: Assumptions, challenges and solutions. Center for International Higher Education Perspectives.

Conference Proceedings

  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S. (2021). “The mother campus is far, far better than here”: Managing equivalence issues in global university branch campuses. 34th Annual ANZAM Conference: Innovative Management in Turbulent Times: Australian-New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S. (2018). You need to sell the university”: International-branch campus lecturers’ orientations toward supporting marketing activities. 32nd Annual ANZAM Conference: Managing the Many Faces of Sustainable Work: Australian-New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S. (2017). Cultural representatives: Staff identity at international branch campuses. International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (ICEPS.

Presentations

  • Swenddal, H., Keating, K., & Kim, H. (2023). Exploring Client Orientations in Client-Based Experiential-Learning Projects. Teaching & Learning Conference at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Bednar, M., Kurtz, J., Noonan, J., & Swenddal, H. (2023). Unschooling students to think beyond the A: Fostering meaningful student engagement in client-based projects. Leaders of Experiential Project-Based Education (LEPE.
  • Swenddal, H. (2022). Bridging temporal modalities for sustained student engagement. Teaching & Learning Conference at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management.
  • Swenddal, H. (2022). Navigating inclusivity challenges at offshore international branch campuses. International Conference on Global Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education, Clarion University.
  • Swenddal, H., Nkhoma, M., & Gumbley, S. (2021). Responsible cross-border higher-education management: Re-imagining the course coordinator’s role. 58th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management, Eastern Academy of Management.
  • Swenddal, H., & Lopez, U. (2016). Reinvigorating a teaching culture following significant change. English Australia Conference, English Australia.

Honors and Awards

  • Dean's Impact Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023

Grants

  • Gies Research Grant, Gies College of Business, 2022 to present

Current Courses

  • Strategic Human Res Management (BADM 313) Studies concepts and methods used by the staff personnel unit in building and maintaining an effective work force in an industrial organization; development of ability to design the personnel subsystem within the firm and to deal effectively with problems encountered in such areas as recruitment, selection, training, and wage and salary administration; and considerable emphasis on case analysis, role playing, and research.

  • Business in Action (BUS 301) Introduces students to the complexities of business by working on a real organizational problem with an actual client. Students will work with a client to identify, analyze, and present recommendations to solve an organizational problem. Requires students to apply problem-solving skills to uncertain situations as well as build and manage a professional team.

Contact

4008 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Dr

Champaign, IL 61820

217-333-8113

hjs@illinois.edu

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