Richard Hartwell



Currently, Dr. Hartwell is the Chief Information Officer and AVP of Insitutional Research and Planning at Neumann University.  Previously, he was the Associate Vice President of Analytics and Planning at Harford Community College. He completed a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Higher Education Administration at Delaware Valley University where he focused on data quality management in complex adaptive systems and the use of applied analytics and predictive models. His professional interests include Business Process Improvements, Large Scale Database Development, and Data Analytics Applications.


Before enrolling in the Educational Leadership Program at Delaware Valley University, he earned a Master of Science in Engineering, Technology Management, from The Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Competitive Intelligence Professional, a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, and holds certificates in database management, business intelligence, and project management disciplines.

Before joining Harford Community College, he worked as the Director of Enterprise Solutions and Program Management Office at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Before Lehigh Carbon Community College, he was the Chief Technology Architect at Bucks County Community College where he also taught courses in database and business intelligence systems. Also, he worked at Intel Corporation, where he managed the daily business operations of the Eastern Region for the computer platform and networking infrastructure product lines. Vertical markets included application and internet service providers, financial services, and industrial control. He managed a staff of 15 territory managers and system engineers including technical pre-sales and engineering support for the wireless, client connectivity and networking product lines. The team developed new e-business and Internet markets for the data-center, computer platforms, server optimization, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) acceleration, caching, multisite load balancing, and virtual private network product lines. Previous sales and marketing roles supported product definition initiatives and competitive analysis programs.