Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Illinois State University
Nicholas Hartlep, Ph.D.
Nicholas Hartlep is a former public school teacher and researcher in the fields of Critical Race Theory and the “model minority” stereotype. His interest in counseling and transrational adoptive family dynamics stems from the fact that he was adopted from Seoul, South Korea when he was approximately 16-months old. As an adult adoptee, in 2011, Nicholas received a scholarship from the Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link (GOA’L) that allowed him to return to Korea to see where he was born.
Nicholas has taught in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as abroad in Quito, Ecuador. He was also an Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an “Urban 13″ University, where he earned his PhD in the social foundations of urban education.
How to Talk Nasty About Asians Without Sounding Racist
Throughout the world, Asians are praised for their high-level math skills, their exceptional acceptance rates in Ivy League schools, and their ability to never need resources and support services. Sure this is a stereotype, but what’s the issue with assuming these ideas if they’re all positive? Nicholas Hartlep brings his extensive research, his education, and his humor to the concept of racism without being a racist.