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Catherine Hartman Named Assistant Professor of Community College Leadership

Catherine Hartman

Catherine Hartman has been named an assistant professor of community college leadership with NC State’s College of Education, effective Aug. 16, 2024. 

Currently, she is an assistant teaching professor of community college leadership with the College of Education and a faculty scholar at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Her research focuses on community college student engagement, student transfer from community colleges to baccalaureate-degree granting institutions, and community college leadership.

“As a community college graduate who is invested in the success of these institutions, I am excited to stay in the Community College Leadership program at NC State and continue to support the work of our doctoral students and the colleges and communities with which they work,” Hartman said. “I look forward to collaborating with colleagues and program partners to develop transformative change agents among our graduates and to generate equity-driven research to serve our state and beyond.”

Prior to joining NC State, Hartman worked at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She has also held appointments at the Center for Community College Student Engagement, the Charles A. Dana Center, and William & Mary.

She earned associate degrees in liberal arts and social sciences from Tidewater Community College as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from William & Mary. She also received a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from The University of Texas at Austin. 

Her research has been published in journals such as Research in Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Sociology of Education, New Directions for Community Colleges and Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research.