- PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, Clemson University
- MA, Education, Early Childhood, Furman University
- BS, Elementary Education, Bob Jones University
Julie N. Hartman, PhD, is the Program Coordinator for the Early Childhood Education program (PreK-3rd grade teacher licensure) at Bob Jones University. She teaches a variety of courses in early childhood education, as well as mentors and supervises student teachers during their first and second field experiences. She formerly taught four-year-old and five-year-old kindergarten as well as third and fourth grades in both public and private schools. Dr. Hartman has studied project-based learning, and, in particular, the Reggio Emilia Approach and has traveled to Reggio Emilia, Italy with a study group as part of her doctoral studies. Her dissertation research focused upon understanding the use of the Reggio Emilia Approach among early childhood teacher educators in SC. Her current interests center upon project-based learning, brain-research, child growth and development, and arts and technology integration in early childhood curricula. Dr. Hartman serves on the board of Greenville First Steps and is the past president of the South Carolina Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Association. Her favorite place of service is with the children and families of her church, Grace Baptist Fellowship in Greenville, SC, where she serves as the GraceKids Coordinator. She and her husband, Marty, have been married 30+ years and have two grown children, Jake and Emma, and a much loved dog, Sophie!