Dr. Ken Hartman is an internationally renowned educator, having served over 25-years as a university professor, consultant, and administrator at several leading universities, including The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Delaware, Michigan State University, New York Institute of Technology, and Drexel University. He continues to teach educators and students (elementary through graduate school), both on-campus, online, and as the founder and director of the National Technology Institute for School Counselors.
For over a decade, Dr. Hartman served as the Director of Admissions and Guidance Services for The College Board. While at The College Board, Dr. Hartman trained thousands of school counselors across the country on precollege counseling issues, like preparing for the SAT, academic and financial planning for college, financial aid basic, and the use of the Internet in the college selection process.
Dr. Hartman has created and hosted several award winning television shows, including WNES-TV's College Today and FOX Television's After School Tips for Parents, a series of 60-second programs for parents on everything from helping your child start school to find the right college. Additionally he is the author of the nationally syndicated newspaper column called College Knowledge.
Currently, Dr. Hartman is the on-air "tech guru" for the NBC affiliate station in Philadelphia (NBC10-WCAU), where he conducts regular segments on technology, consumer electronics, education, and the Internet.
Dr. Hartman's writings include numerous articles and books. His recent book, The Internet Guide for College-Bound Students (published by The College Board) has received acclaim in hundreds of publications, including Amazon.com, and USAToday. Recent articles of his have appeared in such publications as: Change Magazine, The New York Times, Education Week, The Journal of College Admissions, USAA U-Turn Magazine (Ask Dr. Ken column), and Classroom Connect. His current and award winning college-prep CD has been sold to nearly 500,000 parents, and distributed by schools and organizations throughout the country, including Los Angles Unified School District (300,000 copies), Colorado School Counselors Association, National Council for Community and Educational Partnership, Hewlett Packard Corporation, Cherry Hill Public Schools (NJ), Valley Forge Military Academy and College (PA), to name a few.
Recent awards and honors include: the 2006 Partners in Education Award from the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling, the 2006 Drexel School of Education’s Faculty Fellow and Associate Award, and the 2007 Penn Educator of the Year Award from The University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hartman earned his undergraduate degree from The State University of New York at Geneseo, his master's degree from Michigan State University, and his doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.