Nicholas D. Hartlep is the Robert Charles Billings Endowed Chair in Education at Berea College where he Chairs the Department of Education Studies. Hartlep’s research focuses on the model minority stereotype of Asian/Americans, urban education (and teaching for transformation), and the impact neoliberalism has on public education (and society). Much of his recent work has examined how neoliberal capitalism has come to dominate higher education in the United States. He serves as the lead editor of the book series Urban Education Studies with Information Age Publishing. Hartlep is a former elementary school teacher.