Assistant Professor of Education
Office: Peterson Hall 410
Education: BA, Whitworth College, 1978; MAT., Whitworth College, 1985; PhD, Gonzaga University, 1999. At SPU since 2000.
Sharon Hartnett comes to Seattle Pacific University after teaching seven years at Whitworth University where she got her BA and MAT While teaching at Whitworth, she completed her doctorate in Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.
As a clinician, Dr. Hartnett's primary role is teaching and advising. She loves to teach. Each year she teaches a freshman University Seminar course called "50 Things to Do and Be Before You Die."
- Hartnett, S. (2007). "Does Peer Group Identity Influence Absenteeism in Teenagers?" High School Journal. 91(2), 35-44.
- Hartnett, S. & Kline, F. (2005). "Preventing the Fall From the Call to Teach." The Journal of Christian Faith and Belief. 9 (1), 9-20.
Please view Dr. Hartnett's C.V. (PDF) for additional publications.
Why I Teach at SPU
Sharon Hartnett, Assistant Professor of Education
"I love teaching at SPU because for me, teaching is a redemptive act. Students look for ways of improving and understanding their lives through their college educations. Creating ways for them to grow motivates me. Also important is their formation of relationships and friendships. This is another way I can help them prepare for their futures. Lastly, getting a college education can change not only students’ knowledge of the world and the way they relate to it, but if they have good mentors, it also changes their relationships with themselves and their family members."