Heading Logo

Scientist is LHS commencement speaker

By JIM BREWER Published: May 30, 2017 4:00 AM

Dr. Rob Hartman, a member of the Loudonville High School Class of 1997 who today serves as a social-behavioral scientist for the federal government, will continue the 20-year alumni speaker tradition at the LHS commencement services Sunday, June 4, at Redbird Stadium in Loudonville.

In case of rain, commencement for the graduating class will be moved indoors to the LHS gymnasium.

After graduating for LHS in 1997, Hartman earned a bachelor's degree with highest honor, a master's and a doctorate in psychology, all from Ohio State University.

"Rob has since taught psychology at the college level, published scholarly research on personality and human decision-making, and served as a therapist to military veterans, college students and forensic inpatients," L-P Superintendent of Schools John Miller said.

For the past 12 years, Hartman has worked as a social-behavioral scientist and project manager in support of high-risk research and development projects for the federal government. He is currently the principal scientist for the MITRE Corp., a nonprofit manager of federally funded research and development centers.

"Rob's work at MITRE focuses in areas like human cognitive ability, personality and affect, judgment and decision-making, survey/questionnaire design, applied data analysis and geopolitical forecasting," Miller said. "I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Hartman back to Loudonville High," Miller said. "His work impacts so many fields, and his remarks will inspire the Class of 2017, especially those students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- the STEM areas."

Hartman lives in Columbus with his wife and four children. He is the son of Vickie and the late Robert Hartman of Loudonville.


Rate this article

Do you want to leave a comment?   Please Log In or Register to comment.