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Mariale Hardiman, EdD

Professor and Director, Neuro-Education Initiative

Keywords: Art education; cognition and brain development

O: (410) 516-6550

Mariale Hardiman is professor and co-founder and director of Johns Hopkins’ Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI). The NEI has been recognized as an innovative cross-disciplinary program that provides educators with relevant research from the learning sciences through the Mind, Brain, and Teaching master’s and doctoral courses and professional development programs. Hardiman has also served as the vice dean of academic affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Education and served twice as interim dean. Her research and publications focus on enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving. Research includes randomized control trials investigating the effects of arts integration on long-term retention of content and student engagement. She is also investigating how knowledge of the learning sciences influences teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs. In addition, she is interested in instructional practice, pedagogy, urban education, special education programming and exceptional children, including gifted education.

Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, Hardiman worked in the Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years, serving in a variety of leadership and administration related roles. As the principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, she led the school to its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. With the use of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model that she developed, the school was recognized nationally for innovative arts programming.

Hardiman presents nationally and internationally on topics related to the intersection of research in the learning sciences with effective teaching strategies, including meaningful integration of the arts. She has significant clinical experience in educational leadership development and education for children with disabilities. 


2004 – The Johns Hopkins University: Doctor of Education
Special Education – concentration: Leadership for School Improvement in Urban Settings.

Dissertation funded by the U.S. Department of Education;
Title: Teaching Adolescents with Reading Deficits: The Effects of a Phonics-Based Approach

1977 – Loyola University Maryland: Masters of Education; concentration – Special Education and Developmental/Remedial Reading.

1973 – Loyola University Maryland: Bachelor Degree; major – French with Maryland State Secondary Certification.


2012 – Present The Johns Hopkins University
Director, Neuro-Education Initiative
School of Education

March 2016 – July 2017 The Johns Hopkins University
Interim Dean
School of Education

2005 – 2013 The Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean, Urban School Partnerships
Director, The Neuro-Education Initiative
School of Education

January – September 2010 The Johns Hopkins University
Interim Dean
School of Education

2000 – 2006 Baltimore City Public School System
Master Principal/Mentoring Principal

1993 – 2006 Baltimore City Public School System
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School

2004 – 2006 The Johns Hopkins University
Faculty Associate
School of Professional Studies in Business and Education

1980 – 2004 Loyola University Maryland
Adjunct Instructor
Graduate Education

1990 – 1993 Baltimore City Public School System
Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School

1980 – 1990 Baltimore City Public School System
Assistant Principal
Chinquapin Middle School

1978 – 1980 Baltimore City Public School System
Department Head, Special Education
Chinquapin Middle School

1977 – 1978 Baltimore City Public School System
Program and Professional Development Assistant
Office of Human Resource Development

1974 – 1977 Baltimore City Public School System
Herring Run Junior High School; Houston Woods Junior/Senior Vocational High School


Hardiman, M., (2019). The arts and creativity: From research to practice. In J. L. Contreras-Vidal (Ed.), Mobile brain-body imaging and the neuroscience of art, innovation and creativity. New York, NY: Springer.

Hardiman, M., JohnBull, R. M., Carran, D. T., & Shelton, A. (2019). The effects of arts-integrated instruction on memory for science content. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 14, pp. 25-32.

JohnBull, R.M., & Hardiman, M. (2018, November). Exploring Teacher Efficacy Beliefs in Puerto Rico: Results from a Neuroeducation Professional Development Study. Paper presented to AERA conference, Houston, TX.

Hardiman, M., & JohnBull, R.M. (2018). Converting STEM Programs to STEAM Programs: Methods and Examples for Educators, Education Administrators and Policymakers. In M. P. Mueller, D. J. Tippins, & A. J. Stewart (Eds.), Assessing Schools for Generation R (Responsibility): A Guide for Legislation and School Policy in Science Education. New York, NY: Springer.

Hardiman, M. (2017). The arts need to be a central part of schooling: Arts education may deliver an academic boost. Education Week, 37(7), pp. 28.

Hardiman, M. (2017). Education and the arts: Educating every child in the spirit of inquiry and joy. In A. S. Canestrari & B. A. Marlowe (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Education Foundation. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Hardiman, M. (2015). The effects of arts integration on retention of content and student engagement (Executive Summary). Baltimore, MD: Author.

Hardiman, M., Rinne, L., & Yarmolinskaya, J. (2014). The effects of arts integration on long-term retention of content and student engagement. Mind, Brain, and Education, 8(3), 144-148. 

Hardiman, M., & Whitman, G. (2013). Assessment and the learning brain. Journal of the National Association of Independent Schools, 73(2), 36-41.

Gregory, E., Hardiman, M., Yarmolinskaya, J., Rinne, L., & Limb, C. (2013). Building creative thinking in the classroom: From research to practice. International Journal of Educational Research, 62, 43-50.

JohnBull, R.M., Hardiman, M., & Rinne, L. (2013). Professional development effects on teacher efficacy: Exploring how knowledge of neuro- and cognitive sciences changes beliefs and practices. Paper presented to AERA conference, May, 2013.

Hardiman, M. (2012). Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model for 21st century schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Hardiman, M. (2012). Informing pedagogy through the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 13(1), 11-16.

Hardiman, M., Rinne, L., Gregory, E., & Yarmolinskaya, J. (2012). Neuroeducation, neuroethics, and classroom teaching: Where brain sciences meet pedagogy. Neuroethics, 5(2), 135-143. DOI 10.1007/s12152-011-9116-6

Rinne, L., Gregory, E., Yarmolinskaya, J., & Hardiman, M. (2011). Why arts integration improves long-term retention of content. Mind, Brain, and Education, 5(2), 89-96.

Hardiman, M., & Denckla, M. (2010). The science of education: Informing teaching and learning through the brain sciences. Cerebrum 2010: Emerging Ideas in Brain Science. New York: Dana Press.

Hardiman, M. (2010). The creative-artistic brain: Education in the 21st century. In Sousa, D. Mind, Brain, and Education: Neuroscience implications for the classroom. New York: Solution Tree Press.

Hardiman, M., Magsamen, S., McKhann, G., & Eilber, J. (2009). Neuro-education: Learning, arts, and the brain. New York: Dana Press.

Hardiman, M. (2009). The arts help school accountability. (www.dana.org)

Hardiman, M. (2006). The Brain Targeted Teaching® Model: A comprehensive model for classroom instruction and school reform. In The Praeger Handbook of Learning and the Brain. Westport, CN: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Hardiman, M. (2003). Connecting brain research with effective teaching: The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model. Landam, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

Hardiman, M. (2001) Connecting brain research with dimensions of learning. Educational Leadership, 59(3), 52-55.


Hardiman, M. (February, 2006). Do K-8 schools offer the best path for young adolescents? The Baltimore Sun.

Hardiman, M. (2006). Featured Articles for Baltimore’s Child Magazine in topics related to child development and learning: “Separation Blues”; “Reading & Math…Getting Equal Billing” and “Kindergarten: From Finger Paints to Phonics”.


Hardiman, M. (March, 2020). Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Pathology Department. “Honoring the Learning: The Importance of the Emotional Climate for Learning.” Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M., JohnBull, R., Carran, D. Grizzard, C., & Freeland, C. (March, 2020). Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. “Arts Programming, Partnerships, and Research.” Washington, D.C.

Hardiman, M. (January 2020). Johns Hopkins University. “Best Practices in University Teaching.” Baltimore, MD

Hardiman, M. (November, 2019). Learning and the Brain Fall Conference. “Teaching for Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.” Boston, MA

Hardiman, M. & Carran, D. (October, 2019). International Conference on Neurovascular and Neurodegenerative Diseases. “Arts and Memory: The Results of a Randomized Control Trial.” Paris, France.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2019). Grantmakers for Education Conference. “Hearts and Minds: Creative and Joyful Classrooms to Better Serve the Broader Needs of Students Facing Adversity and Trauma.” New Orleans, LA

Hardiman, M. (September, 2019). 2019 Arts Education Partnership Annual Convening Panel Discussion. “Learning from Arts Education Research.” Alexandria, VA.


Hardiman, M. (May, 2019). Greater Atlanta Christian School Workshop. “Neuroeducation: Teaching Models Informed by Neuroscience.” Norcross, GA.


Hardiman, M. (May, 2019). Learning and the Brain Spring Conference. “Promoting a Positive Climate for Learning: From Research to Practice.” New York, NY.


Hardiman, M. (January, 2019). Johns Hopkins University Best Practices in University Teaching Workshop. “Application of the Learning Sciences for Adult Learners through The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.” Baltimore, MD.


Hardiman, M. (November, 2018). Learning and the Brain Fall Conference. “The Brain, Education, and the Arts: Educating Every Child in the Spirit of Inquiry and Creative Thinking.” Boston, MA.


Hardiman, M. (October, 2018). The Auburn School Professional Development Workshop. “Neuro-Diversity in the Classroom: Teaching to the Needs of the Whole Child.” Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2018). University of Texas Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Webinar. “Brain-Targeted Teaching: Promoting Positive Emotions for Learning.” Tyler, TX.

Hardiman, M. (March, 2018). European Project “Transform Your School” Principals Conference Webinar. “How the Learning Sciences Inform Teaching & Learning: The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.” Athens, Greece.

Hardiman, M. (January, 2018). Johns Hopkins University Best Practices in University Teaching Workshop. “Application of the Learning Sciences for Adult Learners through The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.” Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (January, 2018). Johns Hopkins University K-12 STEM Coordination Group Meeting. “Embedding the Arts into Teaching Science Activities Enhances Memory for Science Content.” Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (November, 2017). Learning and the Brain Fall Conference. “Transforming Teaching and Assessments for 21st Century Learners.” Boston, MA.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2017). Genesee Region Teacher Center; Batavia City School District. “How the Learning Sciences Inform Teaching and Learning: The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.” Batavia, NY.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2017). Holy Ghost Preparatory School. “How the Learning Sciences Inform Teaching and Learning: The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.” Bensalem, PA.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2017). Lab School of Washington. “Why Arts Integration Matters: Academic Benefits for ALL Learners.” Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2017). 2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation, and Creativity “How Can the Arts and Neuroscience Describe and Promote the Processes of Learning and Creativity in K-12 and Higher Education?” Valencia, Spain.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2017). Woodford County Leadership Retreat Keynote Speech “Brain Targeted Teaching for 21st Century Schools,” Louisville, KY.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2017). AERA “Impacts of Arts Integration on Student Outcomes,” San Antonio, TX.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2017). Spring Learning and the Brain Conference “Brain Targeted Teaching: Promoting Positive Emotions for Learning,” Arlington, VA.

Hardiman, M. (March, 2017). Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity, “Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity in Education,” San Francisco, CA.

Hardiman, M. (March, 2017). Arts Every Day 10th Anniversary Celebration “The Research: The Influence of Creativity on Neuroscience,” Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (January, 2017). Best Practices in University Teaching, Johns Hopkins University “The Science of Learning,” Baltimore, MD. 

Hardiman, M. (October, 2016). JHU Leadership Summit, “A City on the Move, Advancing Baltimore,” Central Development, Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (September 2016). Learning, the Arts and Creative Problem-Solving, “Measuring Creative Problem Solving Through Arts Integration,” Creativity Matters and the deLaski Family Foundation, Washington DC.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2016). Center for American Progress, “High Quality Curriculum,” Education Policy Institute, New York, NY.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2016). Creativity Problem Solving Symposium, Performance Works/deLaski Family Foundation, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2016). Educational Leaders as Scholars: Using Arts-Infused Instruction to Enhance the Common Core, “Arts-Infused Teaching: Impact on Teaching and Learning,” Foundation for Educational Administration, Princeton University, NJ.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2016). The Future Classroom, “Connecting the Learning Sciences with Effective Teaching,” Northeaster Maryland Technology Council, Harford Community College.

Hardiman, M. (May, 2016). The Annual Professional Learning Conference, “The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model for 21st Century Schools,” New England School Development Council, Marlborough, MA.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2016). Urban Health Institute Social Determinants of Health, “School of Med Campus,” Urban Health Institute, Turner Auditorium.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2016). The Kennedy School of Government, “How Arts Integration Influences Learning & Creativity in Non-Arts Subjects,” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2016). Learning and the Brain Conference, “The Learning Sciences: The Arts and Creativity,” Learning and the Brain, Orlando, FL.

Hardiman, M. (January, 2016). Professional learning for Higher Education Professionals, “How the Learning Sciences Informs Instruction for Adult Learners,” Harford Community College, Harford County, MD.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2015). Inclusive Education Conference, “How the Learning Sciences Inform Effective Teaching,” Nathan Banks Foundation, Jamaica.    

Hardiman, M. (October, 2015). Baltimore Lab School, “Arts & Integration,” Baltimore Lab School.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2015). “National Academy of Sciences, “How the Arts Enhance Learning,” Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2015). The Learning Sciences and the Arts: Research to Practice,” Keynote address at the Brain Awareness Series, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

Hardiman, M., JohnBull, R.M., Grizzard, C. (May, 2015). “From STEM to STEAM: How the Arts Can Enhance Instruction in Math and Science,” The Learning & the Brain Conference, New York, NY. 

Hardiman, M., JohnBull, R.M., & Grizzard, C. (March, 2015). “From STEM to STEAM: How the Arts Can Enhance Instruction in Science,” U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement Conference on Deconstruction the Arts: From Implementation to Outcomes, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M., Grizzard, C. (March, 2015). “From STEM to STEAM: How the Arts Can Enhance Learning,” National Arts Education Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hardiman, M. (February, 2015). “The Arts and Creativity,” Salzburg Global Seminar The Neuroscience of Art: What Are the Sources of Creativity and Innovation? Salzburg, Austria.

Hardiman, M., Albro, E., & Kelleher, I. (November, 2014). “The Learning Brain: What is Neuroscience and How Does it Enhance Student Achievement?” National Education Week, Education Initiative, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M. (November, 2014). The Council of State Governments, “Brain Targeted Teaching,” The Council of State Governments, Education Building, Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M., Carey, B., & Whitman, G. (October, 2014). “Cognitive Science Revolution,” Center for American Progress, Washington, DC. 

Hardiman, M. (October, 2014). “The Learning Sciences and the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model for Teacher Preparation Programs,” Massachusetts Consortium, MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston, MA.

Hardiman, M. (September, 2014). Keynote Speech “How the Learning Sciences Can Influence Higher Education Pedagogy,” Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M., JohnBull, R.M., & Grizzard, C. (September, 2014). “The Effects of Arts Integration on Student Learning,” Arts Education Partnership National Forum Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2014). “Arts Integration and Creative Thinking,” Santa Fe Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM.

Hardiman, M. (July, 2014). Keynote Speech “Why Neuroeducation Matters,” Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments, Little Rock, AK.

Hardiman, M. (May, 2014). Keynote Speech “How the Science of Learning Influences Education Practices,” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) National Symposium Neuroscience and Education, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2014). “21st Century Skills and Assessment,” National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Hardiman, M. (November, 2013). “Neuroscience and the Arts: From Research to Practice,” Leadership and Scholarship in Arts Institutions, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2013). Keynote Speech “The Implications of Neuroscience in the Teaching and Learning of Children with Disabilities.” Professional Learning Institute: Narrow the Gap, Maryland State Department of Education, Ocean City, MD.

Hardiman, M. (October, 2013). Keynote Speech “Leadership for Instructional Best Practices Informed by the Learning Sciences,” Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute, State Center Consortium, Fresno, CA.

Hardiman, M., & Rinne, L. (September, 2013). “The Effects of Arts Integration on Long-Term Retention of Content and Student Engagement.” Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Conference, Washington, DC.

Hardiman, M., & Cantor, P. (July, 2013). “The Impact of Poverty on Child Development,” TurnAround Schools Leadership Conference, TurnAround Schools Charters, New York, NY.

Hardiman, M. (June, 2013). Keynote Speech “Applying Neuroeducation Research to Instructional Practices,” Midwest Brain and Learning Institute Hope College, Holland, MI.

Hardiman, M., & JohnBull, R. M. (April, 2013). “The Effects of Neuroeducation Professional Development on Teacher Efficacy Beliefs,” AERA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Hardiman, M. (April, 2013). Keynote Speech “Leadership for Early Childhood Programming: Answers from the Learning Sciences,” First 5 California Annual Conference, University of California, Sacramento, CA.

Hardiman, M. (February, 2013). Keynote Speech “Poverty, Stress, and the Brain” California Head Start Association Conference, San Diego, CA.


Radio Interview

March 19, 2019. “The Effects of Arts on Memory for Academic Content.” Top of Mind Radio Show in Brigham Young University.

Internet: Webinar
September 7, 2017. “Enhancing Science Instruction Through Art.” Society for Neuroscience & BrainFacts.org

Internet: Webinar
November 4, 2014. “The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model in Higher Education Pedagogy.” Advanced Academic Programs, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University.

Internet: Webinar
August 27, 2014. “Arts Integration and Learning” National Endowment for the Arts.

November 14, 2013. “The Growing Field of Neuroeducation.” Korean Public Television.

October 24, 2013. “How the Arts Support Long-Term Learning.” Arts and Education Series, WYPR.

September 27, 2013. Cutting-Edge Teaching Lecture Series: Featured Speaker: “Neuroeducation and How Managing Students’ Emotions are Essential to Learning.”

TEDx Talk. February, 2012. “Neuroeducation and The Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model.”

September 15, 2010. Marc Steiner show: Featured guests: Mariale Hardiman and Charles Limb speaking about creativity and learning and the contribution of neuro- and cognitive science to classroom instruction.

May 14, 2010. Baltimore City Cable Channel. Partnership with East Baltimore Community School.

December 3, 2009. Mark Steiner Show. Participated on panel of educators and community members relative to No Child Left Behind.

December 3, 2009. Dan Rodericks Show. Participated with Dr. Andres Alonso on issues facing education regarding the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.

October, 2009. School of Education Website. Faculty interview of programs on leadership development and Neuro-Education Initiative.

April 30, 2009. Dan Roderick’s Show. Talk show with Dr. Martha Denckla on the emerging fields of neuroeducation and the application of brain science to education.


Learning Sciences International (2019) Achieving Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Learning Through Academic Teaming. Author: Michael D. Toth & David A. Sousa.

Norton Professional Books (2018) Neuromyths. Author: Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa.

MIT Press (2018) Synapse. Author: Christine Marshall-Walker.

Corwin Press (2011) 101 Strategies for Parenting Teenagers

Corwin Press (2010) The Brain and Strength Based Educational Leadership

Oxford Press (2009) Harnessing the Brain: Learning How to Think & Learn

Johns Hopkins University Brain Science Institute (2010) Grant Review: Sustaining Innovation in Neuroscience Grant Award

Johns Hopkins University Urban Health Institute (2010) Grant Review: Student Community Service Programmatic Grant Award


Mind, Brain Science and Learning
Explorations in Mind, Brain, and Teaching
Special Topics in Brain Sciences
Graduate Internship in Instructional Technology
Literacy for School Leadership

Advisor for Mind, Brain, and Teaching Masters Certificate and Doctor of Education Specialization


Urban Teaching Certificate
Mind, Brain, and Teaching Certificate
Baltimore City Leadership Academy
Neuro-Education Initiative
Earth and Space Science Certificate Revisions
Out of School Time Learning Certificate


International Advisory Board Member, American Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fresno, CA and Singapore, 2011-Present.

National Advisory Board, Science of Learning Center, University of California, San Diego, 2010-Present.

Advisory Expert for Public Broadcasting System series “Arts & the Mind,” 2010-2011.

Fine Arts Advisory Board, Maryland State Department of Education 2009-Present.

Advisory Board, Higher Education Arts Task Force, Arts Education in Maryland Schools, 2009-Present.

Board of Directors, Arts Every Day, 2006-2010.

Board of Directors, Concert Artists of Baltimore, 2004-2010.

National Advisory Board and Steering Committee, Society for Neuroscience Research in Education Summit, January-December, 2009.

Advisor and Participant, National Institutes of Health Blueprint Initiative on K-12 Efforts Workshop, August, 2008.

Advisor and Participant, Center for Applied Research in the Arts, Walters Art Museum, November, 2007.


Awardee: Johns Hopkins Alumni Association Heritage Award, May, 2017

Honoree: Maryland Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, May 2011

Honoree: Maryland Women for Responsive Government, May 2006

Service Citation Award: The Council of Educational Facility Planners International, 2003.

Designee: “Best Public School Principal” The City Paper, September, 2001

Designee: “Urban Hero” Urbanite Magazine, October, 2000

U.S. Department of Education Dissertation Study Grant, 2002

Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, 1998

Maryland School Performance Award, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000


Hardiman, M., Co-Principal Investigator. “Supporting Number Fact Fluency with Arts Integrated Instruction.” Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. Grant Application Pending. Projected Award Amount $1,400,000 (July 2019 – June 2023).

Hardiman, M., “Triple C: Coaching, Credentials, and Curricula for Student-Centered Learning in High-Needs Middle Schools.” Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Support for Effective Educator Development. Grant Application Submitted; Award Pending. Projected Award Amount $4,431,891 (October 2018-September 2021).

Hardiman, M., “Arts Integration Pilot Program.” Sponsored by the Meyerhoff Foundation. Awarded $105,000 (February 2014 – June 2017).

Hardiman M., Principal Investigator. Institute for Education Sciences (IES) “The Effects of Arts Integration on Long Term Retention of Content and Student Engagement.” Awarded $687,690 (July 2012 – June 2014).

Hardiman, M., “Research in Arts Integration for the Neuro-Education Initiative.” Sponsored by Joseph Drown Foundation, Awarded $100,000.00, (December 2010 – June 2013).

Hardiman, M., “Research in Arts Integration for the Neuro-Education Initiative.” Sponsored by the Abell Foundation, Awarded $63,000.00, (June 2012 – June 2013).

Hardiman, M., & Greenberg, S., “Identifying Characteristics of Safe Schools: Providing Stakeholders with Practical, Measurable Criteria for Establishing and Sustaining Safe Schools.” Sponsored by US Dept of Justice, $370,817.95, (October 2010 – December 2011). Not Awarded

Hardiman, M., & Rice, E., “JHU Proposal for Research in Arts Integration as part of ExCLAIM I-3 Grant.” Sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools, $1,499,545.00, (October 2010 – September 2015). (Principal Investigator). Not Awarded

Hardiman, M. “Neuro-Education Initiative.” Grant from the JHU School of Medicine Brain Science Institute, Awarded $400,000 (January 2008-2011).

Hardiman, M. “Discovery in Innovation” from JHU Provost Awarded $50,000 (July 2008-2010).

Hardiman, M., & Husted, T. “Baltimore City Leadership Academy” Contract with            Baltimore City Public Schools $1.6 million (2007-2010).


School of Education Committees
Curriculum Program Committee, Committee Co-Chair
Assessment and Program Improvement, Committee Member
Leadership Council, Committee Member
Academic Council, Committee Member
East Baltimore Community School Advisory Committee, Committee Member
National Advisory Council, Committee Member
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Advisory Council, Committee Chair
Development Meetings for the SOE

University-Wide Committees
Provost Search Committee, Committee Member, April-August 2016
Council on PK-12 Education, Committee Member
Homewood Community Development Committee
Urban Health Institute, Curriculum Committee, Committee Member
Neuroscience and Public Health, Task Force Member
CEOs for Cities, Chairperson, March-December, 2010
Academic Affairs Committee, Committee Member, January-September, 2010
Council of Deans, Committee Member, January-September, 2010
University Development Council, Committee Member, January-September, 2010
Provost Search Committee, Committee Member, April-August 2009
Provost Search Committee, Committee Member, February-August 2007


American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Educational Research Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
International Mind, Brain, and Education Society
The New York Academy of Sciences


Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certification: Principal and Supervisor; French 7-12; Special Education K-12.