Nicholas D. Hartlep (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) is currently an Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN. In 2015 he received the University Research Initiative (URI) Award from Illinois State University and a Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Winona State University, which recognized him as a graduate who had distinguished himself in his work and community. In 2016 the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presented him with a Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award for his prolific amount of writing. Metropolitan State University presented him with the 2017 Community Engaged Scholarship Award for his practice of community-based teaching, learning, and research. Hartlep serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is lead editor of the “Urban Education Studies” book series with Information Age Publishing. His scholarly books include Going Public: Critical Race Theory & Issues of Social Justice (2010), The Model Minority Stereotype: Demystifying Asian American Success (2013), Unhooking from Whiteness: The Key to Dismantling Racism in the United States (2013), The Model Minority Stereotype Reader: Critical and Challenging Readings for the 21st Century (2014), Killing the Model Minority Stereotype: Asian American Counterstories and Complicity (2015), The Assault on Communities of Color: Exploring the Realities of Race-Based Violence (2015 with Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner), Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype (2015), Critical Storytelling in Uncritical Times: Stories Disclosed in a Cultural Foundations of Education Course (2015), and Asian/American Curricular Epistemicide: From Being Excluded to Becoming a Model Minority (2016 with Daisy Ball), and Pay to Play: Race and the Perils of the College Sports Industrial Complex (2017 with Lori L. Martin and Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner). He recently finished the edited book: The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education: Voices of Students and Faculty (2017 with Lucille L. T. Eckrich and Brandon O. Hensley for Routledge).
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 2012
M.S., Winona State University, 2008
B.S., Winona State University, 2006
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Model Minority Stereotype
Student Debt
Personal Interests