Luke Hartman

Luke Hartman

Office Phone: (540) 432-4209


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 107e

Vice President for Enrollment


“I am a firm believer in the academic rigor and spirit of community encountered at Eastern Mennonite University. It is my hope that many students will come to EMU to experience what I believe is the very best liberal arts education in the nation. Here at EMU students will maximize potential and be transformed into global leaders for the 21st century.”

Luke Hartman began his recruitment experience serving as an associate director of enrollment and head basketball coach early in his professional development. He taught public middle school and high school students with exceptional learning and behavioral needs and served as a behavioral consultant aiding teachers with challenging students.

Luke has taught in the education departments at Hesston College, Bethel College (KS) and Eastern Mennonite University, and has taught graduate courses for EMU Harrisonburg and EMU Lancaster for the last 12 years. He most recently served the Harrisonburg City Public School system as an administrator of the most diverse middle school per capita in the state of Virginia, a school in which he helped to open.

A graduate of Hesston College, Eastern Mennonite University, Wichita State University and Virginia Tech, Luke has experienced college life in many different settings and understands the incredible value of what EMU has to offer. His dissertation focused on prejudice reduction through diversity coursework and he continues to focus on multiculturalism and social justice in the field of education. He is a widely sought after public speaker in both secular and religious settings, speaking all across the country on various topics including but not limited to: Discipleship, Educational Pedagogy and Meeting the Needs of the Diverse Learner.


PhD. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University, Blacksburg, VA

M.ED Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

B.S., Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

A.A., Hesston College, Hesston, KS


Articles in various publications including:
Hartman, L., & Hawk, J. R., (2007). Prejudice reduction through diversity coursework for teacher education candidates. Southeastern Regional Association for Teachers of Education Journal.

Hartman, L. (2012). Prejudice reduction through diversity coursework for teacher education (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA.

Why “diversity” is not a choice but a gift and responsibility of faithful living as Christians

Hartman, L. (2007). Know thyself: The importance of self-analysis for the school/community leader Retrieved from the Connexions Web site:

Hartman, L. (2007, July 3). School, community and English language learners: Intake center as pathway to assimilation Retrieved from the Connexions Web site:

Other Presentations

“White Privilege” Interview with Mike Medley, Professor Language & Literature Department, EMU. February, 2012.

Chapel Service, August 24, 2014 Service of Worship and Blessing

Chapel Service, February 3, 2012. Honoring the Past

Chapel Service, September 2, 2011. Invitation to Transformation