“It’s truly a pleasure to welcome Hartz back to Bethany. He started his academic career here, and now he continues his professional career with us. I’m confident that he will bring passion and enthusiasm to all that he does for the College,” said Miller.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bethany, Hartz attended Marshall University where in 2003 he received his Master of Arts in music history and literature. Later, Hartz completed his doctorate studies in 2010 at Ohio University, where he focused on music and art history.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to be home again. I just couldn’t pass that up,” said Hartz.
During the course of his education, Hartz performed a number of academic roles, from adjunct instructor to more recent experience as director of institutional research since 2009 at Adrian College. From 2003-07, he worked as a graduate teaching associate within the school of interdisciplinary arts during his time at Ohio University.
From 2007-12, Hartz also served many positions as an adjunct instructor at institutions such as Defiance College, Jackson Community College and Trine University, in addition to his time at Adrian College.
“His expertise and commitment to his position will certainly benefit Bethany’s academic community in significant ways,” said Dr. Darin E. Fields, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.
Hartz’s knowledge and experience also extends to numerous positions held on academic committees at Adrian College throughout his academic life, as well as working within a number of professional development workshops.
“I look forward to helping Bethany College succeed. It’s really an honor to be a part of an institution that has such a rich history. It brings me a great sense of satisfaction to be involved at a school such as Bethany,” said Hartz.
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.