Shane Hartman has been a Research Associate at PIRE’s Chapel Hill, NC Center since July of 2002. He received his BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 (minors in music and African American Studies), and started working with PIRE Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Denise Hallfors, at UNC in 2000. He has worked on a large variety of projects for Dr. Hallfors, Dr. Hyunsan Cho, Dr. Winnie Luseno, Dr. Al Stein-Seroussi, and many other PIRE researchers over the years, with funding from NIH and RWJ, among others.
He has worked extensively on projects using survey-based data collection in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Swaziland, as well as the U.S., and has experience with large-group projects, involving nuanced communication and interpersonal skills, time management with strict deadlines, organizational efficiency, strong initiative, and follow-up.
Through his varied project work, he has developed a wide-ranging skill set which includes: Survey administration protocol development; Domestic and international audio-computer-assisted instrument survey (ACASI) data collection; ACASI development, testing, audio recording; Grant proposal preparation and submission (federal and private funding agencies) and progress report preparation; Data coding, entry, and cleaning; Transcription; Literature and internet research; Report/manuscript preparation, formatting, and submission; General office administration – meeting scheduling and coordination, travel planning, processing of various financial and administrative paperwork.