ANDREA HEISS is the director of the Arts-in-Depth Program at the Missouri School of Journalism and teaches cultural reporting in the magazine journalism area of study. The recipient of two Fulbrights and a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, Heiss earned her doctorate in American Studies at the University of Iowa, her master’s degree at Purdue University, and her bachelor’s degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Illinois College.
Her research interests include modern American art, cultural history, new journalism and contemporary literature. Heiss has worked for numerous publications, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Korea Business Week and Modern Fiction Studies. In addition, she has served as a grant writer and consultant to PS1 and the Institute for Art and Urban Resources, a part of the Museum of Modern Art. As a Fulbright professor in South Korea, where she lived for seven years, Heiss wrote and presented about American culture to programs in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Russia.
Updated: November 16, 2023