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Portrait of Timothy Hartge


Lecturer, Business Communication


University of Michigan

121B Fairlane Center South
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126


Dr. Timothy Hartge, B.A., M.A., Ed. D, is a full-time faculty member of the College of Business, at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and intermittent lecturer for the English Language Institute at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (International MBA’s).


Hartge currently teaches business communication and marketing, sales and advertising. He writes, consults and teaches on leadership, communication, and best practices for communicating and managing organizational change. His research focuses on improving management communications critical for businesses and building high-quality connections between subordinates and leaders.


In recent studies published in the International Journal of Business Communications Hartge explored the parallels between the U.S. Navy and the auto industry and the communication strategies each employ during the organizational transition. His doctoral dissertation is on professors as classroom leaders, building high-quality connections. Using business theory, applied to the Millennial and Z Gen classroom Hartge examines professor-leader behaviors leading to greater student confidence and efficiency. This research is focused on preparing students for the workforce.


Hartge is a 35-year veteran of the automotive industry. His background encompasses senior management positions in advertising sales and marketing industry. Specifically, he was a marketing sales and advertising executive for The Wall Street Journal, American Express Publishing, and Crain Communication Inc. Automotive News/AutoWeek.

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