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
  • BOAH 2551 Project Course in Organizational Leadership
  • BUSORG 1101 Fundamentals of Business Communication
  • BACC 2510 Intermediate Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BUSACC 1204 Intermediate Financial Reporting


Heidi Bartholomew joined the faculty of the Katz School in 2010. Previously, Heidi held various executive and financial management positions with several 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

  • CBA Student Impact Award - 2015
  • Katz Excellence in Teaching Award - CBA, MBA Programs 2013, 2014, 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

  • Advisory Board for the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership
  • Finance Advisory Committee for Propel Schools
  • 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 pianist and bassoon player and she currently playing member with the North Suburban Symphonic Band in the North Hills.