Tracey A. Hartmann

Director of Qualitative Research



B.A. in Social Science: College of St. Benedict
M.Ed. in Human Development: University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Human Development: University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Tracey Hartmann is an experienced qualitative researcher and project director. At RFA, she leads and participates in a range of research and evaluation projects. Currently, she leads studies of multiple after-school programs, including an evaluation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers; an evaluation of New Profit as it supports the scaling up of seven high-capacity youth development organizations through funding from the Social Innovation Fund; and the evaluation of a Philadelphia dropout prevention initiative of a multi-service organization, Congreso de Latinos Unidos. She also plays a key role on a five-year study of after-school arts programming at Boys & Girls Clubs in the midwest for the Wallace Foundation. Her expertise in developmental psychology makes a distinct contribution to RFA’s work, particularly in the areas of youth development, out-of-school-time programs, and college access initiatives. Prior to joining RFA, Tracey was a Research Associate at Public/Private Ventures, where she worked on their National Faith-Based Demonstration for High Risk Youth and the Community Change for Youth Development Initiative. Tracey has a long-standing interest in the efforts of community organizations to improve opportunities for low-income youth, and serves as a member of Congreso de Latinos Unidos’ research advisory committee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.