Harriet Hartman is a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. She received the 2019 College of Health & Social Sciences Award for Research and the 2019 Marshall Sklare annual award from the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. Hartman is editor-in-chief of Contemporary Jewry and co-principal investigator of the National Science Foundation RevED grant focusing on diversity of engineering students. Hartman received her bachelor's in public service from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master's in sociology from University of Michigan, and a PhD in sociology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published widely in the fields of gender and engineering, Jewish identity and family.