Visiting Scholar of Color

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Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep is the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College where he Chairs the Education Studies Department.

He is the lead editor of Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty: Perspectives and Lessons from Higher Education to be published by Routledge in December of 2019. Dr. Hartlep is a Korean American (transracial adoptee). He curates The Model Minority Stereotype Project ( and recently published the book What Makes a Star Teacher: 7 Dispositions that Support Student Learning through the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

In 2018, Dr. Hartlep received The John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. An accomplished author of over 20 books, Dr. Hartlep is a sought after speaker. He has recently given invited keynotes at The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, The Ohio State University, and The University of Minnesota, Crookston. Dr. Hartlep’s experience in urban education and the model minority stereotype make him capable of talking about a variety of issues as a visiting scholar.

Visit Schedule: 

  • Welcome reception: Wed, Oct. 30, 5:00-7:00 pm - 3314 Student Union
  • Public lecture:  Thursday, Oct. 31, 2:30-3:30 pm - 1300 Centennial Hall of Nations - "Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty: Perspectives and Lessons From Higher Education"
  • Keynote address: Friday, Nov. 1, 4:15-5:00 pm - 3310 Student Union - “Racial Battle Fatigue in Schools and Society”