David Hartmann

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David Hartmann
Chair and Professor of Sociology
(269) 387-5281
(269) 387-5599
3245 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Mailing address: 
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1987
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Chicago, 1984
Teaching interests: 
  • Evaluation methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Survey methods
  • Urban Sociology
Research interests: 
  • Deviance and recidivism among substance abusing adults
  • Models of residential location and economic change
  • Urban morphology

Dr. David Hartmann is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University. While 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, Hartmann was fortunate to have worked with graduate and undergraduate students on innumerable research projects over the years. Part of his teaching agenda is to continue to find opportunities for the professional experiences.

Most of Hartmann's research interests are pursued through funded research projects with co-investigators from other of the social, behavioral and health sciences. These research interests 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, school districts and nonprofit organizations.