Professor, Department Chair
3245 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
Survey methods, qualitative methods, evaluation methods, urban sociology
Urban morphology, models of residential location and economic change, deviance and recidivism among substance abusing adults, gambling behavior, mathematical modeling of peer influence, educational reform centered on stable and equitable desegregation, response rate changes and survey methods, clinical and pedagogical models of effective managed care, information technology with a project assessing efforts to integrate IT into teacher preparation.
While Dr. Hartmann enjoys and values classroom centered learning, faculty-student interaction on research projects remains the central learning model in graduate education. As a research center director, he is fortunate to have worked with graduate and undergraduate students on innumerable research projects over the past fifteen years. Part of his teaching agenda is to continue to find opportunities for the professional experiences. Most of his research interests are pursued through funded research projects with co-investigators from other of the social, behavioral, and health sciences. These research interests also led to work as a consultant and expert witness on administrative reorganization and racial equity issues for plaintiff groups and for municipalities, urban authorities such as police forces and school districts, and not-for-profit organizations.