Pamela Hardin, PhD, RN, CNE

Curriculum Vitae

Pamela Harding
  • Associate Director, Ctr For Teach & Learn Excel
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing
  • Assistant Dean for MS and DNP Programs , College Of Nursing



  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Academy of Health Science Educators. University of Utah, 05/2014
  • Certified Nurse Educator. National League of Nursing, 01/04/2012
  • Higher Education Teaching Specialist. The University of Utah, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, 05/2011
  • Excellence in Education Award. Sigma Theta Tau - Gamma Rho, 03/2011
  • National Institutes of Health: Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program Researcher. NIH, 01/2004
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) Scholar. National Institutes of Health, 06/2001
  • Mildred Disbrow Award for theory development in nursing . University of Washington, 06/1999


Dr. Hardin is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing. In 2000, Dr. Hardin received her PhD from the University of Washington. She received her MN in Psychosocial Nursing from the University of Washington in 1995 and her BSN from the University of Northern Colorado in 1983.


  • English, fluent.

Career Highlights

Dr. Hardin is primarily a qualitative researcher.  Her research is focused on bodies, health and how cultural constructions shape how people experience their bodies.  She is interested in the determinants of recovery from eating disorders.  Her scholarship focuses on ways in which the body is culturally inscripted and read.  Dr. Hardin teaches across programs in the College of Nursing and also teaches for the Honors College.  She is interested in developing new pedogogies in nursing education that will be responsive to the changing population demographics both locally and nationally.