Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep

Associate Professor of Education Studies;
Chair of the Education Studies Department

Contact Information

Knapp Hall, 104B
CPO 2195
Email: hartlepn@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3177

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Tues/Thur: noon – 1:00 p.m.
By appointment via Calendly.

Class Schedule

  • EDS 150 A (Tue/Thur: 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.)
  • EDS 150 B (Tue/Thur: 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)


  • Ph.D. Urban Education (Social Foundations of Education), University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (2012)
  • M.S. K–12 Education, Winona State University (2008)
  • B.S. Elementary Education (Middle School Mathematics), Winona State University (2006)


Nicholas D. Hartlep (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College where he Chairs the Department of Education Studies. Before coming to Berea College Dr. Hartlep Chaired the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Metropolitan State University, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) in St. Paul, Minnesota. While there he also served as the Graduate Program Coordinator. Dr. Hartlep has published 22 books, the most recent being (2019) What Makes a Star Teacher? Seven Dispositions that Encourage Student Learning which was published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. His book The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education, with Lucille L. T. Eckrich and Brandon O. Hensley (2017) was named an Outstanding Book by the Society of Professors of Education. In 2018, the Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) granted Dr. Hartlep the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement Award. In 2017, Metropolitan State University presented him with both the 2017 Community Engaged Scholarship Award and the President’s Circle of Engagement Award. In 2016, the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee presented him with a Graduate of the Last Decade Award for his prolific writing. In 2015, he received the University Research Initiative Award from Illinois State University and a Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Winona State University. Follow his work on Twitter at @nhartlep or at his website, www.nicholashartlep.com

Professional Affiliations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Education Studies Association (AESA)
Association for the Supervision of Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Kentucky Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (KACTE)
Education Deans for Justice and Equity (EDJE)

Recent Publications and Conference Presentations