Heidi Bartholomew

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Faculty for the Kenneth R. Woodcock Leadership Fellows Program


212 Mervis Hall


  • M. Tax – University of Akron (1996)

  • B.A. – Accounting, Mount Union College (1992)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs (active)

  • The Ohio Society of CPAs (active)

Courses Recently Taught

  • BUSACC 1216/BACC 2254 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • BUSACC 1238 Auditing
  • BUSACC 1250 Survey of International Accounting Issues and the IASB
  • BACC 2541 SEC Reporting and Disclosure
  • BACC 2534 Controllership
  • BACC 2510 Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis


Heidi Bartholomew joined the faculty of the Katz School in 2010. Previously, Heidi held various executive and financial management positions with large, multi-national corporations. Most recently, Heidi served as the Vice President and Controller for FedEx Ground, a division of Fortune 100 Company FedEx Corporation.  During her tenure in financial management, Heidi was responsible for leading corporate functions such as SEC reporting, SOX compliance, merger and acquisition accounting, technical accounting research and corporate consolidations.  Heidi’s primary teaching focus is Advanced Financial Accounting where she draws heavily on relating her own work experiences in industry to students.

Awards and Honors

  • Katz Excellence in Teaching Award - CBA, MBA Programs 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • CBA Student Impact Award - 2015
  • Athena Award Program of Pittsburgh – Program Finalist 2012
  • YWCA Tribute to Women Leadership Award - 2012
  • Outstanding Teacher Award - The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, 2010
  • Ed & Margaret Kay Award for Teaching Excellence in Accounting – The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, 2010
  • Winner of “100 Under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders” by Diversity MBA Magazine, 2009
  • Winner of "40 Under 40 Outstanding Finance Executives” by Treasury and Risk Management Magazine and Citigroup, 2005

External Service and Assignments

  • Board of Trustees member for the University of Mount Union 
  • Board member for Propel Schools and Propel Schools Foundation
  • Advisory Board member for the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
  • Past Non-Profit Board Chair for Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh
  • Past Non-Profit Board Chair for the Women and Girls Foundation

Personal Interests

Heidi and her husband live in Pittsburgh’s Central North Side neighborhood where they enjoy taking advantage of all of the city’s amenities.  Heidi is also an amateur bassoon player and she currently plays with the North Suburban Symphonic Band in the North Hills.