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Metropolitan State Professor Wins 2018 John Saltmarsh Award

Nicholas D. Hartlep, assistant professor of Urban Education, School of Urban Education, Metropolitan State University, has been awarded the 2018 John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leadership in Civic Engagement.

The Saltmarsh Award is presented annually to an emerging leader in the civic engagement field from an AASCU institution or ADP Partner at the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting. The award was named in John Saltmarsh’s honor to recognize a long-standing passion of his: nurturing and preparing the next generation of civic leaders to sustain and advance the civic engagement movement.

Hartlep’s passion for education in the field of civic leadership and engagement made him an obvious candidate for this award. In addition to serving as assistant professor of Urban Education, Hartlep is also the coordinator of the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Programs in the School of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University.

“I don’t view myself solely involved with the civic engagement movement, or of American higher education, but rather, I am committed to the future betterment of American society.”

As a professor, Hartlep has developed his own set of tools that he uses in his classroom. As a Korean adoptee raised in the United States, he uses his bicultural experience to send a weighted message to students. “I have interrogated my own identity to develop a practice of critical storytelling that I teach to my students and peers… hearing intensely the stories and experiences of those we encounter to more fully construct an understanding of our shared experience and to forge interpersonal connections that transcend polarized ideologies and identities.”

Hartlep received the award, which includes an engraved commemorative and a cash prize, at a ceremony held June 8, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The day Hartlep received this honor, he received an email from the award’s namesake, John Saltmarsh. Besides congratulating Dr. Hartlep, the note was copied to several other people, and welcomed Dr. Hartlep to his “posse of big thinkers and change agents.”

“The sky is the limit!”

From here, Hartlep plans to “continue to be a change agent within urban teacher education and tackling problems that are so large that they may not be solved in my lifetime, but I will mentor and pass the torch to my students who may… this award will certainly be a spring board for larger and even more intense work.”

 

 

 

Nicholas Hartlep named editor of the Journal of Educational Foundations

Dr. Nicholas Hartlep, assistant professor of urban education, has been named the new editor of the Journal of Educational Foundations (JEF). The journal’s new home is the School of Urban Education (UED) at Metropolitan State University.

In addition to the role that Hartlep played in bringing this top education journal to Metropolitan State University, then-Interim Provost Carol Bormann Young  supported UED’s request to publish the journal from Metropolitan State’s UED.

Brief history of The Journal of Educational Foundations:

The journal was initially published by Prakken Publications from 1986 to 1989 and then by Caddo Gap Press from 1989 onward.

1986-1987 – JEF started under sponsorship of the American Educational Studies Association and the University of Calgary with co-editors Alan H. Jones of Prakken Publications and Roger Woock of University of Calgary.
1988 to Spring 1992 – sponsored by the University of Cincinnati with co-editors Kathryn Borman and Patricia Reilly.
Summer 1992 to Winter 1995 – sponsored by Youngstown State University and National Lewis University with editors Jane Van Galen and James Pusch of Youngstown and William Pink and Robert Lowe of National Lewis.
Spring 1995 to Spring 1997 – sponsored by National Lewis University with William Pink and Robert Lowe as editors.
Summer 1997 to 2004 – sponsored by Marquette University with William Pink as editor.
2005-2006 – sponsored by Jersey City State University with Darrell Cleveland as editor.
2007 to Winter/Spring 2012 – sponsored by Stockton College of New Jersey with Darrell Cleveland as editor.
Summer/Fall 2012 to current – sponsored by the University of Texas at San Antonio with Michael Jennings as editor.

Hartlep spoke about his responsibilities as the incoming editor,

“I have many responsibilities. Appoint other members of editorial team and editorial board (either keeping or altering the current editorial board); recruit peer reviewers (keeping any current reviewers as desired); solicit and receive submissions (including any carry over submissions from current editor); coordinate review of submissions; select manuscripts for publication; copy edit manuscripts; determine which articles will appear in each issue; write introductions for issues if desired; send manuscripts for each issue to the publisher; receive and review final proofs for each issue from the publisher; approve final version of each issue prior to publication.”

Metropolitan State University has a three-year commitment to  host JEF, and Metropolitan State can renew the contract indefinitely. Hartlep intends to keep the journal at Metropolitan State “for many years, so we will become the longest-standing institution.”

Hartlep thinks that Winona State University is the only other university in the Minnesota State System that hosts a journal. He feels that “it is very significant for Metropolitan State University to host JEF because JEF is a reputable journal that is in print and that is indexed [in Education Index].”


JEF is an independent quarterly journal in the social foundations of education sponsored by Metropolitan State University.
Subscriptions: $50 (individual)/$100 (institutional) per year ISSN 1047-8248.
JEF features research and analysis in the social foundations of education, with a focus on interdisciplinary scholarship among the foundations fields.


Colleagues, direct inquiries regarding the Journal of Educational Foundations to Hartlep at Nicholas.Hartlep@metrostate.edu

Joe Nathan: All students benefit from diversity among teachers

“… There appears to be bipartisan agreement to address part of the shortage: the dramatic underrepresentation of teachers of color. State figures show that more than 30 percent of Minnesota K-12 students come from “communities of color” or are American Indian, but less than 5 percent of the state’s teachers represent any of these groups. …”

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Joe Nathan, formerly a Minnesota public school teacher, administrator and PTA president, is director of the Center for School Change. Reactions are welcome at joe@centerforschoolchange.org.