Faculty & Staff
A.B., Syracuse University
M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University
George Heitmann joined the Department in 1994, and served as department head until 2003; he also served as Dean of International Programs from 1997 to 2004 (an old friend, however, reassured him that he would never think of him as a dean). His PhD (Economics) is from Princeton University. Prior to coming to Muhlenberg, he was a Professor of Management Science at Penn State (University Park), where he served as department chair and Smeal College Director of International Programs. He has held visiting appointments at the Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the Helsinki Research Institute for Business Economics, the Rühr-Universität ( Bochum), the Universität zu Köln, West Virginia University, and the University of Maryland. He served as an economic advisor to the Government of Libya, was a consultant to the Energy Policy Staff of the Executive Office of the President of the United States, and was Penn State Resident Advisor to the University of the West Indies where he was instrumental in establishing an executive MBA program. He has pursued research in international petroleum economics, statistical forecasting and regression analysis, and international management education. He used to play chess and squash; now he walks and, weather permitting, swims, but poorly. He and his wife collect art. She enjoys gardening; he in the fruits of her efforts. He enjoys classical music and jazz (favorite composers are Bartok, Beethoven, and Schubert), poetry and haiku (favorite poets are Basho, Hopkins, and Eliot), novels (favorite authors are Austen and Hardy), history, and biography (his heroes are George Washington and Dr. Johnson), and after finally completing The Man Without Qualities (a thirty year effort), is now committed to finishing In Search of Lost Time, at which point it will be time to die.