Heidi Livingston Eisips

Heidi Livingston Eisips

College of Professional and Global Education:
Information Science and Data Analytics (ISDA)

    • Courses include: Writing for STEM & Business, Technical Reports, Introduction to Marketing, Sports Marketing, Honors Practicum in Marketing & Business Analytics, Data Visualization, Business Analytics, Beginning Statistics, Advanced Statistics, Spreadsheet Modeling, Simulation Modeling, Linear Programming/Optimization, Decision Analysis, MySQL, Tableau, and more
    • Lucas College of Business, Marketing & Business Analytics, Adjunct Faculty 2019-2023 (promoted to Senior Lecturer, AY-C)
    • Winner, J. Giglierano Organizational Citizenship and Service Award, 2023
    • Sbona Honors Program Faculty Advisor (2021-2023)
    • Faculty Advisor for two student clubs focused on professional development: GOAL - Generation of Aspirational Leaders (2019-2023) and Spartan Analytics (2023-present)
    • Adjunct Faculty for Engineering, STEM, and Professional Writing in the ENGR 100W Writing Program (2020-2023)


Preferred: heidi.eisips@sjsu.edu

Office Hours

By appointment


Bachelor of Arts, UC Berkeley, 1990

Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Yale University, 1997

EdD in Educational Leadership, San Jose State University, ABD (expected Spring 2024)


Heidi Livingston Eisips has an MBA with an emphasis in Market Research and Strategy from Yale University. She is currently in the process of completing and defending her doctoral dissertation in Ed Leadership, focused on Higher Ed. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Information Science & Data Analytics (ISDA) department of the College of Professional and Global Studies at SJSU, where she teaches a wide variety of statistics, analytics, and engineering/STEM writing and communication courses. She has also lead the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program in Marketing & Business Analytics from Spring 2021 to Fall 2023 (six semesters).

Ms. Eisips has worked as a marketing strategist with Fortune 100's, start-ups, and mid-size companies, across a variety of industries, including enterprise software, mobile tech, biopharma, ed tech, and higher ed.

Ms. Eisips has served on the university-wide Honors Task Force and a university-wide executive search committee. A member of SJSU’s Doctoral program in Educational Leadership, with a research emphasis on student success, emerging technologies, algorithmic bias, and data ethics, Ms. Eisips is also a founding member of the Unconscious Bias Working Group at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

An experienced lecturer and facilitator, Ms. Eisips has taught all ages, from youth to post-graduate, both in the classroom and in professional development and training settings. With expertise in a wide array of educational technologies and effective pedagogical approaches, her teaching passion is encouraging student voice, innovation, human-centered design thinking and co-creation of learning through a balance between online and in-person educational strategies. Her dissertation (link) explores the intersection between technology and student voice.

An experienced writer and editor, Ms. Eisips has worked as a faculty-in-residence with the SJSU Writing Center; she also has served on the College of Business Written Communication Task Force from Fall 2020 to Fall 2023 (3.5 years).

Leadership Mission Statement

As a leader I will: 

  • Build collaborative relationships of trust and mutual respect.
  • Honor diverse perspectives; honor individual and academic freedom.
  • Listen; participate in thoughtful dialogue.
  • Give people the benefit of the doubt; assume good intent.
  • Generate safe spaces which foster creativity and allow room for failure on the path to innovation.​
  • Engage in compassionate, purposeful service to the community.