Dr. Amy L. Heebner

Title: Owner, President, Research Associate; Writer; Artist
Company: Zinnia Research & Design, Inc.
Location: New York, New York, United States

Dr. Amy L. Heebner, owner, president, research associate, writer, and artist at Zinnia Research & Design, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing and communications.

Dr. Heebner’s interests in writing and drama were encouraged by her high school teachers and by the time she wrote her first script, she realized that writing was an ongoing passion for her. In 1975, Dr. Heebner earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, following it in 1978 with a Master of Arts from New York University. She began her career in 1980 as an adjunct professor of communications at St. Francis College and joined the faculty of the Teachers College at Columbia University in 1983 as assistant to the chair of the Department of Communication, Computing, and Technology, becoming an instructor in the department the following year. Dr. Heebner was awarded research fellowships by the Center for Intelligent Tools in Education at Columbia University in 1985 and the Ford Foundation in 1988, and remained at Columbia University as a senior research associate until 1990, when she was awarded her Doctor of Education.

After becoming certified in German as a Foreign Language, Dr. Heebner taught at the City University in Zurich, Switzerland, where she lived with her husband, Ruedi Kaegi, now deceased. She also took freelance writing assignments including a publicity assignment for CAD-Tech International AG in Rumlang. Since 1997, Dr. Heebner has been the president and principal researcher and artist at Zinnia Research & Design, Inc., and also accepts other assignments, especially scriptwriting. She holds a professional certificate in screenwriting from the New York University School of Professional Studies and has written numerous screen and stage plays, most recently “Dear Sister Teresa,” 2018, and “The Painter’s Eye,” 2014, as well as over 40 articles and conference papers about topics in education. Dr. Heebner has filled a variety of leadership roles for the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, worked with youth and community theater, vocational education initiatives, and has acted in a number of stage plays. In recognition of her success across fields, Dr. Heebner was presented with the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and looks forward to continuing her career. She can be reached by e-mail at zrd9000@aol.com.

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