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David H. Hartmann is Emeritus Professor of Operations Management, University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Hartmann is also a Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, serving in a retired capacity.
Dr. Hartmann earned his PhD, Industrial Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2004; the BS degree,1969, from the United States Air Force Academy; the MS degree in Logistics Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology,1976; and the MBA from The College of William and Mary,1987.
Prior to a 19 year career in higher education, Dr. Hartmann served in the United States Air Force as a command instructor and flight examiner pilot in increasingly responsible line and staff operational and logistics assignments from 1969 until 1990 spanning global theaters of operations including combat missions in the Vietnam Conflict and the Persian Gulf in support of national interests. In 1990 he retired from a twenty-five year military career and he joined the Gaylord Container Corporation as a Quality Process Manager leading the company’s Rochester, New York manufacturing facility in pursuit of the Baldrige Award. With the corporation selling his manufacturing facility in 1994, he transitioned to a career in higher education. In 1996, Dr. Hartmann built the business department of Saint Gregory’s University, Shawnee, Oklahoma, and served as its first “chair” to recruit students, hire fulltime and supplemental faculty, teach fulltime, and engage in all academic matters required for a department chair. He joined the faculty of the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 in a tenure-track role.
Dr. Hartmann’s teaching and research engaged students and coursework in topics of importance to his department of information systems and operations manager and the discipline of industrial engineering. He served in support roles at college, university, state, and national importance to business dean university president, Chancellor of Higher Education (Oklahoma), and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the national level.
Dr. Hartmann is a 2011-2012 Fulbright Scholar (Saudi Arabia), teaching graduate-level classes to both men and women at the University of Business and Technology (College of Business Administration), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He has been an adjunct faculty member at two universities and one college.