Douglas Hartmann Awarded the 2022-23 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

Doug Hartmann smiling into the camera in front of a bookshelf

Congratulations to UMN Sociology Professor Douglas Hartmann on being the recipient of a 2022-23 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education! Professor Hartmann, a prolific advisor, popular instructor, and generous co-author, has chaired or co-chaired 19 sociology PhDs and whose effectiveness in graduate education is reflected in the remarkable success of his students in publishing and on the job market.

Professor Hartmann has also been a campus leader on a myriad of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives for BIPOC students and in the creation of the Edelstein Fellows Program, the Shimota Scholarship in Sociology, and more recently as Director of The Public Life Project, an initiative which provides specific experiences for students to develop the competencies that are needed most to create a just, equitable, and antiracist society.

When he was initially notified about the award, Professor Hartmann says his first thought was how thankful he was to all of the graduate students he's worked with over the years. "Many BIPOC and first-generation students have wanted to work with me and even chosen me as their advisor," says Hartmann, "and I feel like I've learned as much from them as they've learned from me. I'm so proud of each and every one of my students."

Since 1998, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to graduate and/or professional education with this award. UMN Sociology is both proud and honored to celebrate Professor Hartmann's commitment to and enduring record of excellence in graduate education.

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