About Tracey A. Hartmann
As Director of Qualitative Research, Dr. Tracey Hartmann provides strategic direction and oversight to RFA’s qualitative research. An experienced qualitative researcher and project director, Hartmann has directed mixed methods research projects across a range of content areas including out-of-school time, college access and success, and juvenile justice. Since coming to RFA in 2003, she has expanded RFA’s portfolio of work in the out-of-school time field with projects focused on providing evaluation support to local youth serving organizations as well as projects that support city-level OST system-building efforts.
Hartmann currently leads a national, multi-year study of high-quality arts programs funded by the Wallace Foundation and implemented in Boys and Girls Clubs around the country and a multi-year study of the Cleveland Say Yes to Education initiative, a comprehensive college promise program. A former classroom teacher and youth development worker, Hartmann has a long-standing interest in creating high quality formal and informal educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania.