College of Psychology and Community Services
Ph.D. Human Services
Dr. Heinrich is a retired soldier and former educator who resides with his wife and three dogs in sunny and mountainous Arizona. He earned his doctorate in organizational leadership at the University of Phoenix in 2004, as well completed graduate studies in education, counseling, business administration, education administration, and international relations at Chapman University, Northern Arizona University, and Boston University. He served in the Army as an intelligence analyst across the United States, Central America, and Europe. After retiring from the service, he served in teaching and administrative roles in support of at-risk and special needs youth in a rural school district, sold insurance and investment products, and taught a number of courses for colleges and universities primarily in leadership, research, education, and psychology, and supervised teacher candidates during practica. He remains active in alternative school and dropout prevention research, as well as support for youth through local and regional advocacy initiatives. He co-authored Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten? A Reflective, Systems-based Approach for Promoting Deep Change. He serves on a number of dissertation committees in an organizational leadership program for Argosy University and human services program for Walden University.
HUMN 9001 - Dissertation
RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Research
RSCH 8450 - Advanced Mixed Methods Research
DM, University of Phoenix
MEd, Northern Arizona University
MA, Chapman University (nka Brandman University)
BS, Regents College (nka Excelsior College)
Awards / Honors
Who's Who among America's Teachers, 2007
Hickman, G. P., Heinrich, R. S. (2011). Do Children Drop Out of School in Kindergarten? .
Hickman, G. P., Bartholomew, M., Mathwig, J., Heinrich, R. S. (2008). Differential Developmental Pathways of High School Dropouts and Graduates. The Journal of Educational Research.
Hickman, G., Heinrich, R. S. (2011). Do children drop out of school in kindergarten? A reflective, systems-based approach for promoting deep change.
Heinrich, R. S. (2005). Expansion of an alternative school typology. The Journal of At-Risk Issues.
Hickman, G., Bartholomew, M., Mathwig, J., & Heinrich R. S., Heinrich, R. S. (2008). The differential developmental trajectories of high school dropouts and graduates. The Journal of Educational Research.