Wayne State University
Christy Hartman
Christy Hartman
Interim Assistant Director


Ph.D. in Genetics, University of Georgia, 2016

B.S. in Biotechnology, Ferris State University, 2008


Dr. Christine Hartman serves as a STEM Instructional Designer in the Office for Teaching and Learning.  Christy works with faculty across campus, with a particular focus on STEM instructors and departments, on course design and development, pedagogical strategies, assessment of student learning, and course-based assessment.  Building on the WIDER efforts, she works with faculty fellows in the Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (SSTEP) grant program as they implement evidence-based, student-centered teaching and learning methods across STEM classrooms.

Christy earned a Ph.D. in Genetics and a Certificate in Undergraduate Teaching from the University of Georgia (UGA).  Her interests include science education, experiential learning, and community engagement.  Christy’s previous research involved the characterization of a RNA repair operon in Salmonella Typhimurium, a bacterial pathogen responsible for more than one million cases of food poisoning per year from contaminated poultry products and produce.  Her community engagement work at UGA included incorporating service-learning in an upper-level Microbiology elective course and assisting in the organization of the “Experience UGA” 9th Grade Biology field trips.