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Douglas K. Hartman

Michigan State University

United States of America - East Lansing


 Douglas K. Hartman is Professor of Technology & Human Learning in the College of Education at Michigan State University.  He has a joint appointment in the Departments of Teacher Education and Educational Psychology & Educational Technology.  Dr. Hartman has authored more than 60 journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, and book reviews.  Among his publications are:  chapters in the Handbook of Multiple Source Use, Handbook of Reading Research, Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, and Handbook of Research on Literacy & Diversity; a research review that examines the shift “From Print to Pixels:  The evolution of cognitive conceptions of reading comprehension”; and an essay on “The Influence of Media on Literacy in the Next Millennium” in Reading Research Quarterly.  Dr. Hartman's research interests focus on technology, learning, & literacy as well as the history of learning & literacy.  His work has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Adolescent Literacy Initiative, the Spencer Foundation’s Research Grant Program, the National Academy of Education’s Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship program, NCTE’s Research Foundation, and IRA’s Elva Knight Research Fund.

 Dr. Hartman received the prestigious Albert J. Kingston Award for distinguished scholarly service to the field of literacy, as well as gave the Annual Research Review Address at the Literacy Research Association on “One Hundred Years of Reading Research—1908-2008.” He served a six-year term as Co-Senior Editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Early in his career, his dissertation was awarded the International Reading Association's Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Literacy Research Association's Student Research Award, and Finalist recognition for the National Council of Teachers of English's Promising Researcher Award.  He was also profiled as a scholar of merit in the journal Reading Psychology.  He has served on the review boards of Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, and The Reading Teacher, as well as state assessment advisory committees, conference proposal review boards, and research award committees.

 At Michigan State University, Dr. Hartman teaches seminars on technology, learning, & literacy and the history of learning & literacy.  In addition, he has been a visiting professor at UC Berkeley and Teachers College, Columbia University.  He earned his B.S. in Social Science from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon, taught elementary and middle school English language arts in Oregon and California, finished his M.A. in Reading at California State University, Fresno, and completed his Ph.D. in Literacy and Language at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked as a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Reading.