Gary Heisserer, PhD

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

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Gary Heisserer, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, serves as an academic liaison between the Lamoni and Independence campuses. Prior to working in this position, Dr. Heisserer served Graceland in various capacities, including Professor of Theatre, Director of University Assessment, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.    

Dr. Heisserer is involved in professional theatre in Kansas City. He currently serves on the board of the Kansas City Actors Theatre. Dr. Heisserer has a particular fondness for new plays (he has served on the board of the National New Play Network in Washington, D.C.) and has directed many contemporary works at Graceland.

Dr. Heisserer has a passion for travel and has taken students several times to both London and New York for plays and big city culture.

Away from the office, Dr. Heisserer spends as much time as possible with his magnificent wife, Karla and his two exceedingly spectacular cats – Riley and Wee Thomas

Office Location

Independence Campus

Mail Location

Independence Campus