In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Dr. Hartsfield frequently speaks at conferences and seminars. He also does leadership development work with business and church organizations.
Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Hartsfield worked with the Christian Broadcasting Network where he served as the Managing Producer of The 700 Club. He later became President of Features International, a full-service film and video production company. Today, his practical experience, combined with a deeper academic approach to leadership, allows his teaching and consulting to touch a variety of organizations.
While Dr. Hartsfield works with leaders in both Christian and secular organizations, his passion is the Church. Most of his work is focused on leadership training with pastors and church leaders. He has served in local church leadership for many years and understands the challenges of leading in that setting.
He earned a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Georgia. He earned his M.A. in Communication and Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. His research interests are focused on transformational leadership and the role of spirituality in leadership, with an emphasis on identifying the internal motivators of transformational leadership behavior.
Dr. Hartsfield is also certified to administer the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B) and the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) assessments.