2017 Commencement Speaker Named

Dr. Rob Hartman, Loudonville High School Class of 1997, will serve as the 20-year speaker at this year’s Commencement Exercises to be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Redbird Stadium.

After graduating from LHS, Hartman went on to obtain a Bachelor's degree with highest honor, a Master's degree, and a PhD in Psychology, all from The Ohio State University.

“Rob has 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” said Superintendent John Miller.

For the past 12 years, Dr. 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 Principal Scientist for The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit manager of federally funded research and development centers.

His work at MITRE has focused in such areas as human cognitive ability, personality and affect, judgment and decision-making, survey/questionnaire design, applied data analysis, and geopolitical forecasting. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Hartman back to Loudonville High School,” Miller said. His work impacts so many fields, and his remarks will inspire the Class of 2017, especially those young people interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics -- the STEM areas.”

Hartman resides in Columbus with his wife and four children.