Professor Heise has been a guest lecturer or panelist at numerous universities and conferences over the years including the University of Trento, Italy; University of Mannheim, Germany; University of Surrey, England, and eight Japanese universities.
He was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in 1977 and principal investigator for an NIMH grant in 1977-79. He has directed NIMH training programs at the University of North Carolina and Indiana University. He has served as editor of Sociological Methodology and Sociological Methods & Research and Journal of Mathematical Sociology. He also served on the editorial board of Sociological Methods & Research, Social Science Computer Review, and Journal of Mathematical Sociology.
Professor Heise is a member of several professional organizations including the American Sociological Association and International Society for Research on Emotions. He was elected to the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and Sociological Research Association. The American Sociological Association sections granted him an award for outstanding contributions to sociological computing and the Cooley-Mead award for distinguished scholarship in social psychology.
He has published monographs, books and edited works plus numerous articles in the leading journals in the field.