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 serve as vice president for risk management and institutional effectiveness at the idyllic liberal arts college affectionately known as Sewanee, formally called The University of the South.
Hartman is a nationally recognized innovative educator. In partnership with Interconnecting, Hartman designed a prototype lifelong transcript, allowing the student to map their own learning. He serves as the senior advisor to a 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 was the recipient of NASPA's 2010 Bob E. Leach Award for outstanding service to students and the 2015 Robert D. Bradshaw Small Colleges Student Advocate Award.
Hartman has also designed enterprise risk management systems to map and evaluate institutional risk for both the university and independent school markets. Currently, he also serves the chair of the Southern Tennessee Regional Hospital System board of trustees. In his spare time, he and his wife own and operate the Sewanee Dance Conservatory, a rural dance studio, and he advises Perpetual Motion, an annual dance production at his University.