Eric Hartman has worked in higher education as a professional and consultant for over 20 years. A former Dean and chief student affairs officer for a decade, Hartman now serves as vice president for risk management and institutional effectiveness The University of the South. His formal education has traversed northern Germany, the University of New Mexico, Indiana University, and Harvard University. As a consultant he has worked with independent schools, colleges, hospitals, and non-profit associations.
Hartman is a nationally recognized innovative educator. In partnership with Interconnecting, Hartman designed a prototype lifelong transcript, allowing a student to map their own learning to author their own educational story. He also serves on the Advisory Board to Culture of Respect, an organization dedicated to addressing sexual assault on college campuses, and he assisted with their acquisition by NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). He has been the NASPA recipient of the 2010 Bob E. Leach Award for outstanding service to students and the 2015 Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award. He has also served as a regional board member for NASPA twice, representing small colleges and serving as the Tennessee state director.
Hartman has also designed risk management systems to map and evaluate institutional risk for universities, independent school, and non-profit organizations. Currently, he serves as the chair of the Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital System board of trustees and on the risk management advisory committee for United Educators.