Heidi Noonan-Day

Instructor of Management


JD University of Iowa; B.A. (Political Science) University of Iowa.

Teaching Interests

Legal and Social Environment of Business, Business Law II, CPA Law Review, and Topics in Law for the M.B.A.

Professional Accomplishments

Following graduation from law school and before joining the UNI faculty, Heidi Noonan-Day practiced law for over a decade. Her primary emphasis was in criminal law, family law, contracts, juvenile justice and appellate work, writing for and appearing several times before the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. She maintains her status as an active attorney and is a current member of the Iowa State Bar Association. She continues to use her law background through engagement with organizations that provide support to victims of domestic abuse.

For the University of Northern Iowa UNIBusiness, she has taught Legal and Social Environment of Business, Law II, Topics in Law for the M.B.A.s, Regulation Review for the CPA, and frequently assists in the MPDC Certificate Program as an instructor. She has been awarded the student-chosen CBA Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award for 2003, 2005 and 2007. She is also the Faculty Advisor for Panther Leadership Service Club, a member of the President's Disability Advisory Council, and operator of a free legal advice clinic for students and faculty.

Heidi has published in The Journal of Legal Studies Education and her work has been highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her continuing research is in furtherance of her exploration of campus violence and liability of a university in the event of campus violence.

Latest News & Views

UNI-SHRM student organization wins award for semester-long podcast project

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Not only was this a giant step forward for the LGBTQ+ community, but it also affected the human resources industry, changing the way they trained and promoted inclusivity in the workplace.

3 months 1 week ago
taylor baltes at the university of northern iowa
UNI Business student helped analyze community’s health needs during internship

Taylor Baltes (Management ’20) combined her interest in data with working for a good cause. It started in the late summer when Baltes was searching for an internship for the fall semester. She stumbled upon an opening for data analytics at the Cedar Valley United Way, a nonprofit organization that distributes funds to various community needs.

4 months 5 days ago
Curris Business Building circa 1986
Is history on repeat? Former UNI student body presidents weigh in on the changes

Four former student body presidents and graduates from the College of Business Administration shared the highlights and struggles of their terms across four decades, illuminating along the way the universal struggles of the college experience and the unique challenges brought on by current events.

6 months 1 day ago
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Business student elected to Iowa House of Representatives

University of Northern Iowa senior business management major, Carter Nordman, was elected as a Republican to the 19th District of the Iowa House of Representatives, and at 22, he will enter as the youngest legislator in the chamber.

6 months 3 days ago
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Student-first focus yields big results for UNI business students

In today’s education climate—where disruption due to the pandemic and ever-changing technologies have become the norm—putting the students first is of utmost importance. At UNI’s business college, students are at the center of everything, and that’s by design.

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The complete guide to choosing a college major

College is an exciting time in your life, but don’t spend all four years merely enjoying it – you should take advantage of this time to determine exactly what you want to do with your life. This article will help you decide how to choose your college major that fits your long-term goals.

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