Eric A. Heiser, Ph.D.

Eric Heiser has worked in higher education for the past 13 years. He has spent the past six years as an academic administrator, serving as a Director, Associate Dean, Interim Dean, and currently as the Dean of the School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties and CTE Director at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). He is the Principal/Owner of Heiser Education Consulting, LLC, an education consulting firm specializing in change management. He has advised numerous colleges in the areas of change management, competency-based education, and leading change through innovation. Eric serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN). He is also a founding member of the National Advisory Board for Postsecondary Competency-Based Education and Learning Research.

Eric has overseen and is currently leading SLCC’s School of Applied Technology to a transition from a clock-hour format into Competency-Based Education (CBE). He has spent the past five years working in the area of CBE and Curriculum Development and has been involved in helping to change over 19 academic programs during that time. Eric is a reviewer for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in the area of CBE. He has delivered numerous conference presentations on the topic of CBE over the past four years. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.