Joel Hartman


Joel L. Hartman is Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. As the university's CIO, he has overall responsibility for library, computing, networking, telecommunications, media services, and distributed learning activities. Hartman was employed by Bradley University from 1967 to 1995, holding several information technology management positions, including CIO. Hartman has been an active author, and presenter at industry conferences. He previously served as treasurer and 2003 Chair of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Advisory Committee, secretary of the Seminars on Academic Computing Coordinating Board, and the Florida Digital Divide Council. He now serves on the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council, the Online Learning Consortium Board of Directors (President), the Instructure Canvas Advisory Board, the Change magazine board of editors, the Lake Nona Medical City IT Council, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sunshine State Education & Research Computing Alliance, and the board of Florida LambdaRail, Florida's research and education network. Hartman was recipient of the 2008 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award and the 2011 Sloan Consortium Mayadas leadership Award. Hartman has been an information technology consultant to both public and private sector organizations, and has been active in the development of statewide education and research networks in Illinois and Florida. He has served and held offices on numerous state, regional, and national IT committees in areas including public broadcasting, distributed learning, and networking. Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with bachelor's and master's degrees in Journalism and Communications, and received his doctorate from the University of Central Florida.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt
    • Briefs, Case Studies, Papers, Reports

    Adaptive, or personalized, learning is becoming the next big thing in online education. By providing each student with a custom, personalized path through courses and tracking both content covered and level of attained mastery, adaptive learning platforms hold great promise for enhancing student learning and success.

  • Two Views of Alignment
    • Article

    © 2010 John C. Hitt and Joel L. Hartman. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

EDUCAUSE Presentations


EDUCAUSE Primary Representative

EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • EDUCAUSE Analytics Services Design Panel
    • Member: 2017 - Present
  • Summit Participants
    • Member: 2012
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2012 Council
    • Member: 2012
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2011
    • Member: 2011
  • Hawkins Leadership Roundtable 2010
    • Member: 2010
  • Recognition Committee
    • Member: 2008 - 2011
  • SAC Board of Directors
    • Secretary: 2005 - 2008
    • Member: 2004 - 2006
  • SAC Facilitators
    • Member: 2005
  • ELI Advisory Board
    • Chair: 2004 - 2007
    • Member: 2000 - 2007
  • EDUCAUSE Board of Directors
    • Chair: 2003
    • Member: 2000 - 2003
    • Treasurer: 2001 - 2002
  • Southeast Regional Conference Program Committee
    • Member: 2000 - 2001
  • Faculty Support J-B Book
    • Member: 2000 - 2002
  • Evolving Technologies Committee
    • Member: 1999
  • Educom98 Program Committee
    • Member: 1997 - 1998