Heidi K. Bartholomew
Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
Heidi Bartholomew


Heidi K. 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 Financial Accounting and Auditing where she draws heavily on relating her own work experiences in industry to students.

Awards and Honors

  • MS in Accounting Student Choice Award for Outstanding Teaching – 2018-2019, 2021-2023
  • Alexander Family Award for Teaching Excellence – 2022-2023
  • Katz Excellence in Teaching Award – CBA, MBA Programs 2013 – 2022
  • Ed & Margaret Kay Award for Teaching Excellence in Accounting – The University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration, 2010, 2020, 2023
  • Katz Excellence in Service Award – 2018 – 2019
  • 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
  • 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

Professional Service and Activities

  • Board of Trustees member for the University of Mount Union, Chair – Investment Committee
  • Board member for Propel Schools and Propel Schools Foundation, Treasurer 
  • Past Non-Profit Board Chair for Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh
  • Past Non-Profit Board Chair for the Women and Girls Foundation


  • M Tax, University of Akron (1996)
  • BA, Accounting, University of Mount Union (1992)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Active)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (Active)

Academic Area


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 Pittsburgh Symphonic Band in the North Hills.