Michael L. Hardman, Ph.D.
Chief Global Officer
Michael L. Hardman is Distinguished Professor and Chief Global Officer at the University
of Utah. He served as the university’s Interim Senior Vice President for Academic
Affairs (Chief Academic Officer) in 2012-2013, and is past Dean of the College of
Education. Dr. Hardman has numerous experiences within education and public policy,
including appointment as the Matthew J. Guglielmo Endowed Chair at California State
University, Los Angeles; Visiting Senior Scholar at Cambridge University; Senior Education
Advisor and Kennedy Fellow, the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation; Legislative Staff
to the United States Senate; the Governor’s Representative to the California Advisory
Commission on Special Education, University Coordinator for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver
National Center for Community of Caring; President of the Higher Education Consortium
for Special Education; and a member of the Board of Directors for several international
organizations. He has directed or consulted on several international projects on school
improvement for USAID, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,
Dr. Hardman has published widely in international and national journals in the field of education and has authored ten college textbooks of which two, Human Exceptionality and Intellectual Disabilities Through the Lifespan, are in their eleventh and ninth editions respectively. As a researcher, he has directed numerous international and national demonstration projects in the areas of educational policy and reform, teacher quality and professional development, inclusive education, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders in education.