Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

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  • Distinguished Professor and Chief Global Officer, Office for Global Engagement, President's Office
  • President and Chair, Board of Directors, University of Utah Asia Campus NPO, UAC
  • Professor, Special Education


Research Summary

Michael L. Hardman has directed several international research projects and authored numerous publications in international education journals. He is the author of 10 college textbooks and more than 70 nationally refereed publications.

Research Statement

My research interests are focused in the areas of educational policy and reform, developmental disabilities, professional development, inclusive education, transition from school to adult life, and preparing tomorrow's education leaders.


Research Keywords

  • transition from school to adult life, Interest Level: 3
  • inclusive education, Interest Level: 4
  • educational reform and policy, Interest Level: 5

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Government of Scotland/U Aberdeen National Teacher Education Reform Project. PI: M. Rouse. Co-PI(s): L. Florian. 07/2007 - 06/2010.
  • National Teacher Education Reform Project. PI: M. Rouse . Co-PI(s): L. Florian. 07/01/2007 - 06/30/2010.
  • Preparing Tomorrow's Special Education Professors to Conduct Scientifically-Based Research, Effectively Prepare New Special Education Teachers, and Provide Service to the Profession and Community. PI: m hardman. Co-PI(s): j mcdonnell. 09/2004 - 08/2008.
  • USAID Teacher Education Reform Project Zanzibar. PI: M. Hardman. 07/2004 - 06/2007.
  • National Study of International Special Olympics. PI: G Siperstein. Co-PI(s): M Hardman. 09/2001 - 08/2003.
  • UNICEF Teacher Education Programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina. PI: Hardman, M. Co-PI(s): McLaughlin, M.. 04/01/1999 - 03/31/2003.
  • The Utah State Improvement Grant for Education of Students with Disabilities. PI: A Hoffmeister. Co-PI(s): M Hardman. 02/1999 - 01/2004.
  • University of Utah Leadership Training Project. PI: M Hardman. Co-PI(s): J McDonnell, M Welch. 07/1996 - 06/2000.
  • Utah Supported Inclusion Project. PI: J McDonnell. Co-PI(s): M Hardman. 07/1993 - 06/1996.
  • Utah Leadership Training Project. PI: M Hardman. Co-PI(s): J McDonnell, M Welch. 07/1992 - 06/1995.
  • Systematic Transition of Utah Disabled Youth. PI: S Kukic. Co-PI(s): M Hardman B Peterson. 09/1991 - 08/1996.
  • National Demonstration Program on Teacher Education in China. PI: The Jimmy Carter Center, Atlanta, GA. Co-PI(s): People's Republic of China. 07/1988 - 06/1989.
  • OECD International Inclusive Education and Transition Programs France. PI: W. Sailor, M. Gerry. 01/1987 - 12/1991.