Ann Hartman

Dean, Education Program
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M.A., International Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A., Psychology, St. Olaf College, Minnesota, Teaching Certifications Grade 7-12, English as a Second Language and Social Studies
Area of Expertise: 

International education and training, building Asia Pacific regional knowledge and networks among students, young leaders and journalists, women’s entrepreneurship and leadership development, Pakistan-US relations and media environment in Pakistan

Ms. Ann Hartman is Dean of the East-West Center Education Program. She provides overall leadership for the Center’s graduate student programs, ensuring an enriching intellectual, social and cultural experience for students in residence at the EWC, a cooperative relationship with the University of Hawaii, and international partnerships with institutions across the Asia Pacific region.

Previously, she spent 15 years in the Seminars Program at the East-West Center, coordinating short-term professional development and exchange experiences for journalists, young leaders and women entrepreneurs. She led the East-West Center’s two flagship short-term dialogue and exchange programs: the Jefferson Fellowships for journalists and the New Generation Seminar for young leaders. Through this work, she built partnerships in and led visits to Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Pakistan, Myanmar and India in Asia and Youngstown, Milwaukee, Austin, Seattle, Lowell, Boston, Miami and Washington, DC among other cities in the United States on topics such as climate change, innovation offshoring, health issues, the politics of globalization, the global economic crisis, Asia Pacific security and the U.S. role, the future of jobs, the South China Sea, and heritage preservation. From 2011-2014, she designed and led a Pakistan-U.S. Journalists Exchange, bridging gaps in understanding between the two countries through study tours and dialogue. From 2008-2017, she was the co-coordinator for the Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar, a training program for female innovator entrepreneurs. Ms. Hartman co-authored the book chapter, “Changing Faces Women’s Leadership Seminar: A Model for Increasing Asia Pacific Women’s Entrepreneurial Participation,” in the 2014 academic text Women and Leadership Around the World.

Ms. Hartman came to the East-West Center in 2002 from a career in teaching, training, and program administration. She was Associate Peace Corps Director for programming and training in Uzbekistan (1997–2001), where she assured quality work assignments and training for 150 volunteers and positive development outcomes for the Government of Uzbekistan. She was a Peace Corps volunteer teacher and teacher trainer in Multan, Pakistan (1990-1991) and Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (1991-1993).

Ms. Hartman received her master’s degree in international education from the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and her BA from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. She has teaching certifications in social studies and English as a second language.