Nicholas Daniel Hartlep Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

Assistant Professor of Urban Education
Metropolitan State University

Nicholas D. Hartlep is an Assistant Professor of Urban Education at Metropolitan State University (St. Paul, MN).


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




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 Featured Title - The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis - 1st Edition book cover



Century-old ‘work college’ model regains popularity as student debt grows

By: Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

“Work colleges are a diamond in the rough; they’ve been hidden all this time in plain sight,” said Nicholas Hartlep, a professor of urban education at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and co-editor of “The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education.” The book includes a chapter Hartlep helped write, which shows that work college students, on average, graduate with less debt than those at private and public four-year universities.

The pyramid of student loan debt | Michigan Radio

By: Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

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The Neoliberal Agenda and the Student Debt Crisis in U.S. Higher Education

Published: Nov 29, 2017

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TEDx Naperville How to Talk Nasty About Asians Without Sounding Racist

Published: Apr 25, 2017

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Published: Apr 25, 2017