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About Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep is currently an Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University.  Prior to that, he was an Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an “Urban 13” University, where he earned a Ph.D. in the Social Foundations of Urban Education and was named an “Outstanding Doctoral Student.” Dr. Hartlep also has a Master of Science Degree in K-12 Education and Bachelor of Science Degree in Teaching, both conferred from Winona State University. As a former public school teacher he has taught in Rochester, Minnesota and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as abroad in Quito, Ecuador.  Dr. Hartlep’s research interests include urban in-service teachers’ dispositions, the impact neoliberalism is having on schools and society, the model minority stereotype of Asians, and transracial adoption. His interest in transracial adoption stems from the fact he was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when he was approximately 16-months old. In 2011, Dr. Hartlep received a scholarship from the Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (GOA’L) that allowed him to return to Korea to see where he was born.


Present Assistant Professor of Urban Education, Metropolitan State University School of Urban Education

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  • Multicultural Education


2008 - 2012 Ph.D., Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee ‐ Urban Education

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Nicholas D. Hartlep, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Urban Education
Metropolitan State University
School of Urban Education
1450 Energy Park Drive
Suite 100-B1
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 999-5936 


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