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Christi Scott Bartman

Pertinent Experience


My current focus is on human trafficking in Ohio. I recently concluded a study on housing for trafficking victims in Central Ohio and a study on the services available in Southeast Ohio to assist human trafficking victims, the gaps in those services, and a proposed configuration for a coalition to address those gaps funded by Appalachian Regional Commission.  As a result, I created Eyes Up Appalachia, an anti-human trafficking initiative.  I  am also reinvigorating the consulting firm I created, launched, and managed between 2002 and 2012, providing a diverse array of advisory services to nonprofits and educational institutions.  

American Public University System (APUS)/American Military University Aug 2011-Jul 2019

Professor, Program Director –  Public Administration, Public Policy, Legal Studies

Responsible for program and discipline quality, content, materials, and evaluation of their impact on our classrooms.  Strategically plan for and map program objectives to those of the university and national standards. Confer with members of educational committees and industry advisory groups to obtain knowledge of subject areas and to relate curriculum materials to specific subjects, individual student needs, and occupational areas. Take that information back to the faculty and collaborate how best to implement.


  • Work with Institutional Research to develop course and program assessments that evaluate student learning and effectiveness of instructional strategies and methods to achieve learning outcomes.

  • Convene regular meetings with course leads and faculty so they are aware of how their course(s) fit within the overall program progression and other APUS requirements and motivate them to continually improve.

  • Coach/mentor course leads and faculty in curriculum development and teaching and incorporate their suggestions into ongoing curriculum to enhance overall “ownership” in the program.

  • Recognize course leads, full-time faculty and students for outstanding performance or accomplishments.

  • Implemented the ongoing campaign “Putting ‘Service’ Back in Public Service” in my MPA and MPP programs in 2016.

  • Teach graduate courses such as Law and Policy, Grant Writing, Program Evaluation, Capstones

  • Awarded Provost Challenge 2018 – 3rd place (interdisciplinary hackathon) Awarded Provost Challenge 2015 – 3rd place (incorporate Adobe technology into classroom), Deans and Directors Poster Competition – Winner (June 2015) and Excellence in Teaching and Learning, APUS School of Public Service & Health (June 2014)

  • Awarded APUS Research Grant (2014) and National Park Service and Instructional Technology Council Online Partner Projects grant (2015)


Bowling Green State University (BGSU) • 2005-2011

Public Law Instructor – Political Science Dept - Fall 2009 – 2011

Served as the Public Law Instructor teaching classes such as Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, and International Law. Also served as the pre-law advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences. Awarded the Undergraduate Advisor of the Year (2011). Implemented a “speed dating” approach for students to meet and question local attorneys as the advisor for the Student Law Society.


Canadian Studies Center, Bowling Green State University (one year contract) • 2007-2008

Assistant Director    (Center closed in 2009 due to loss of funding)

Senior-level responsibility for planning, organizing, leading, and conducting workshops, roundtables, symposia, conferences, and other functions of the center. Spearheaded project conception, creation of background reports, data collection and reporting, analytical reports, and follow-up surveys. Collaborated with officials in the Ohio and Canadian economic development communities on projects designed to facilitate cross-border trade and investment. Authored and submitted successful grant applications to US and Canadian institutions. Championed and led several successful conferences, symposiums and fundraising events.

Basic Concepts Ltd., Whitehouse, OH • 2001-2012

Owner, Nonprofit Consulting 

Created, launched, and managed a successful management consulting firm providing a diverse array of advisory services to emerging, turnaround, and established nonprofits. Engagements focused in the areas of strategic plan development, fundraising, board training sessions, committee organization and leadership, public relations, major event planning, coordination with national organizations, selection of speakers, and preparation of marketing materials and sponsorship packages. 


  • Planned, orchestrated, and implemented Endowment Campaign and Planned Giving Program for the Toledo Bar Association that exceeded goals and raised over $500K.

  • Planned and directed successful annual pro bono fundraising campaigns for the Toledo Bar Association.

  • Consulted and advised the Humane Society of Monroe County on the creation and implementation of its strategic plan.

  • Advised the Black Swamp Conservancy on the development and execution of their annual fundraising campaign.

  • Consulted on all aspects of the establishment of the Challenger Learning Center of Lucas County, to enhance the teaching of science and math to 5 – 8th grade students. Advised the center's executives and staff on the implementation of its contractual relationship with the national headquarters, assisted in selection of the building, oversaw the renovation of the space, and worked closely with designers and contractors to create the replica of the Challenger module and Houston Command and Control Center. Consulted on programs to secure funding and advised on the design and implementation of marketing concepts to successfully promote the program.

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PhD, Policy History - Bowling Green State University

JD, Cum Laude - University of Toledo, College of Law

Master Public Administration - Troy State University

BSBA, Marketing - Appalachian State University




Co-chair (2018) and Chair (2019) Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Ohio Statehouse

Ohio State Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

ASPA Endowment, Board member (current)

ASPA Ethics Committee member (current)

ASPA Awards Committee member (current)

Law and Legislative Subcommittee on Human Trafficking – Ohio

Department of Education Grant Reviewer (2018) Open Textbook Pilot Program

Ohio Program Evaluator’s Group – past Board Member (2013-14), past Program Committee Co-chair

Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration –

past Board Member, Vice President (2015)

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