Joel L. Hartman is Vice President 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. He now serves on the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Group (co-chair), the Oracle Education & Research Industry Strategy Council, the Sloan Consortium Board of Directors, the Blackboard Client Strategy Council, the EDUCAUSE Recognition Committee (past chair), the Change magazine board of editors, the Lake Nona Medical City IT Council (past chair), and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida LambdaRail, Florida’s research and education network. Hartman was recipient of the 2008 EDUCAUSE 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.