Texas Tech University

Fred Hartmeister, J.D., Ed.D.

Professor of Education and Law
Educational Psychology & Leadership

Email: fred.hartmeister@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-0248

Office: Education 206A

Vita

Fred Hartmeister graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University in Indiana.  He also completed an MBA in Business Administration at the University of Denver as well as an Ed.D. in Educational Administration and a J.D. at the University of Wyoming.

Fred has been a fifth grade teacher and elementary school principal in Colorado.  While pursuing his MBA degree he also spent several years working as a private sector management trainee.  Following graduation from law school he served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court.  In 1993 he and his wife, Rebecca Hellbaum, moved to Lubbock where Fred joined the College of Education as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Texas Tech University.  He is currently a Professor of Education and Law with a faculty appointment split between the Educational Leadership and Higher Education programs.

During his years at Texas Tech he has filled several administrative roles in the College of Education including being an Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research (2001-2004) and, on separate occasions, Department Chair of Educational Psychology & Leadership (2004-2007; 2013-2015).  Between 2007 and 2010 he also served as Dean of the Graduate School at Texas Tech University.

 

Fred Hartmeister

Professional Certifications

  • Wyoming State Bar (1991)
  • Colorado State Bar (1991)
  • Superintendent, K-12 Principal and Elementary Classroom Teacher Endorsements - Wyoming Department of Education
  • Superintendent, Elementary Principal and Elementary Classroom Teacher Endorsements - Colorado Department of Education
  • Wyoming Department of Education Certified Special Education Hearing Officer

Selected Publications

Sparkman, W., & Hartmeister, F. (2013). Emeldi v. University of Oregon: Title IX and academic decision making in higher educationEducation Law Reporter298, 1-25.

Duemer, L., & Hartmeister, F. (2013). Academic freedom in the post-Garcetti era: An historical analysis of court cases.  Journal of Philosophy and History of Education63(1), 1-18.

Hartmeister, F. & Hellbaum, R. (February, 1993 to December, 2013). United States Supreme Court docket. Educational Law Association's School Law Reporter [total of 251 consecutive monthly columns].

Thompson, D., Hartmeister, F., & Mead, J. (2008). School officials and the courts: Update 2008.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., Hartmeister, F., & Mead, J. (2007). School officials and the courts: Update 2007.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Hartmeister, F. (2006). The Texas Legislature strikes a blow for student victims of school-based bullying - but the good fight is far from overTexas School Administrators' Legal Digest22(9) 2-7, 20.

Hartmeister, F. & Fix-Turkowski, V. (2005). Getting even with schoolyard bullies: Legislative responses to campus provacateurs. Education Law Reporter195, 1-34.

Thompson, D., Hartmeister, F., & Mead, J. (2006). School officials and the courts: Update 2006.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., Hartmeister, F., & Mead, J. (2005). School officials and the courts: Update 2005.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., Hartmeister, F., & Mead, J. (2004). School officials and the courts: Update 2004.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., & Hartmeister, F. (2003). School officials and the courts: Update 2003.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., & Hartmeister, F. (2002). School officials and the courts: Update 2002.  Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., & Hartmeister, F. (2001). School officials and the courts: Update 2001. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Thompson, D., & Hartmeister, F. (2000). School officials and the courts: Update 2000. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.

Hartmeister, F. (1995). Surviving as a teacher: The legal dimension. Chicago, IL: Precept Press.