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 became RFA’s Director of Qualitative Research in 2018. She provides strategic direction and oversight to a $1.3 million portfolio of qualitative research at RFA. She also directs multiple local and national mixed methods research projects focused on out-of-school time programs, which she has studied for over 20 years. Hartmann has also been involved in several studies related to the juvenile justice system.  An experienced qualitative researcher, Hartmann has designed and conducted large multi-site implementation studies, including a study of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s Youth Arts Initiative. She oversees quality control efforts for qualitative research across the organization, including for numerous mixed methods research projects.