Shannon W. Hartman


Interactivity Foundation
Shannon Wheatley Hartman

Shannon Wheatley Hartman serves as president of the Interactivity Foundation (IF), a post she rose to in 2023 following an initial appointment as an IF fellow in 2010, with several years of service as vice president and director of education along the way. As president, Hartman oversees all components of IF’s work. Prior to her current role, Hartman developed the Collaborative Discussion Project, managed multiple sustained discussion projects, advanced various community conversation initiatives, and crafted educational programming and curriculum.

Previously, Hartman was a full-time lecturer of international relations at Arizona State University, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year for the School of Politics and Global Studies. Hartman has also taught at a number of other institutions, including Drexel University (PA), Kansas State University, College Unbound (RI), and Haverford College (PA). Her teaching interests and publications include a breadth of topics ranging from border politics to deliberative democracy.