Robin Heaton

Associate Professor of Communication
PhD, University of Utah
MA, California State University
BA, Loyola Marymount University

Dr. Heaton is from California and has lived in New Mexico and Utah. She is starting her 8th year at Heidelberg. Her research interests include male/female communication, specifically men and women as friends. She also enjoy studying self-disclosure of taboo topics. Her dissertation research interviewed women who had chosen to terminate a pregnancy asking them about their confidant choices. Dr. Heaton is a lover of animals and currently has two cats (Jinx and Molly) and loves to adopt elderly dogs.

  • Nominated for the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award. Heidelberg University, 2021
  • Received Faculty Service Award. Heidelberg University. Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Heidelberg Student Group Advisor of the Year 2015-2016

Courses Taught

COM 100: Public Speaking
COM 315: Intercultural Communication 
COM 245: Interpersonal Communication
COM 317: Health Communication 
COM 350: Persuasion
COM 408/411: Senior Capstone 
COM 210: Sophomore Seminar 
HEI 101: AIM Hei 

Relationship Communication, Reproductive Health Communication

Robin Heaton
Founders Hall 114
(419) 448-2477
rheaton [at]