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John Kenneth Hartman, American journalism, advertising educator. Named Family of the Year, 1981; recipient Blue Gold award, 1988, Jaycee of the month, 1978, Jaycee speak up award, 1979; fellow American Pres Institute Seminar, 1988, Poynter Institute Media studies Seminar 1988.


Hartman, John Kenneth was born on December 30, 1945 in Ashland, Ohio, United States. Son of Harvey Hamill and Kathryn Jane (Timmons) Hartman.


Bachelor of Science, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1967. Master of Arts, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1986.


Sports editor Ashland Times-Gazette, 1968-1971. Public information officer Department Transportation State Ohio, Ashland, 1971-1974. Director public relations Toledo Express Airport, 1974-1975.

Reporter, copy editor Marion (Ohio) Star, 1975. Announcer, saleman Station WAWR, Bowling Green, 1975-1976. Salesman Pemberville (Ohio) Ldr., 1976.

Institute broadcasting Toledo Public Schools, 1976-1977. Instructor journalism Bowling Green State University, 1977-1980. Copy editor Toledo Blade, 1980-1984.

Associate professor journalism Center Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, since 1984. Copy editor, reporter Fremont News-Messenger newspaper, 1990. Consultant Mitchel and Comer Advertising, Toledo, 1987, Research Communications, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, since 1986.


  • Avocations: journalism, mass communication, advertising, mass entertainment, sports, reading.


  • Other Work

    • Presenter United States of America Today national circulation meeting, Rosslyn, Virginia, 1989. Contributor articles to professional magazines.


The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.


Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Member Bowling Green Board Education, since 1978, vice president, 1979, 88, president, 1980, 89. Member Penta County Vocational Board Education, Rossford, Ohio, 1982-1985, 90—, Bowling Green Master Plan Commission, 1987-1988. Member Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, Michigan Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters (chairman communication division since 1985), Downtown Business Association, Sigma Delta Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: journalism, mass communication, advertising, mass entertainment, sports, reading.


Married Kay Lynn Franks, June 11, 1967. Children: Kimberly Kathryn, Alicia Kay, Jacqueline Marie.

Harvey Hamill Hartman

Kathryn Jane (Timmons) Hartman

Kay Lynn Franks

Kimberly Kathryn Hartman

Alicia Kay Hartman

Jacqueline Marie Hartman