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CEHS Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductee

Patrick Hartwick
Distinguished Alumni



Patrick Hartwick received his doctoral degree in special education in 1987 from West Virginia University.

Before coming to Lynn University in June 2007 as dean of the Donald E. and Helen L. Ross College of Education, Dr. Hartwick had more than 24 years of academic and professional experience. He served as dean of the school of education at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H.; spent 12 years at Daemen College, holding such positions as associate professor, primary investigator and administrator of federal and state grant programs, chairman of the education department, and director of special programs in education; and was a classroom teacher for more than 12 years.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Dr. Hartwick was president of the New York State chapter of the American Association of Mental Retardation, served on the board of the International Dyslexia Association, and made presentations on special education and educational research topics at countless national, state, and regional conferences.
A great leader and motivator, he had vision as well as wonderful energy and enthusiasm. He was strong physically, but was also strong spiritually and emotionally. He was an avid skier, swimmer and cyclist.

Dr. Hartwick, 53, was a loving father to his son, Jonathan, and daughter, Allie, and a devoted husband to his wife, Christine, who passed away in September 2008.