Professor Joe Hartman was appointed Dean of the Francis College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in July of 2013. An industrial and systems engineer by training, Hartman's research and teaching interests are in the areas of engineering economic decision analysis and applied optimisation.
His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, including the CAREER Award, and he has authored the textbook Engineering Economy and the Decision Making Process. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.
Hartman previously served as professor and chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida and in a similar capacity at Lehigh University where he held the Kledaras Endowed Chair. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Dortmund. He earned a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech and a B.S. from the University of Illinois.