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

carter nordman with business professional at university of northern iowa
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.

1 week 5 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.

3 weeks 10 hours ago
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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.

1 month 1 week ago
Charlie the dog. I can't adult.
Five iOS Apps for people learning to 'adult'

The anxiety young people have about maturing in their twenties has lead to the word "adulting" becoming quite popular. It's a useful, albeit somewhat glib, catch-all term for taking care of yourself. Doing your laundry? Adulting. Scrambling an egg? Adulting. In truth, the real sign of adulthood is living a life that's within your control, and for that, there are several iOS apps to help. With these five apps, anyone can "adult" -- or at least fake it when they need to. 


2 months 3 weeks ago
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5 highly effective Gmail tools you should be using but probably aren't

Do you use Gmail for your business or personal email correspondence? Do you want to improve your email experience, rather than rely on Google's standard email interface? Thanks to developers within the email productivity space, there are a growing number of productivity apps available for Gmail users. Following are five powerful Gmail productivity tools to consider adding to your email routine:

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