Title: Educational Psychologist, Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Maryland
Location: Ellicott City, Maryland, United States
Robert Hardy, Educational Psychologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education.
Dr. Hardy began his higher education at Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry education in 1961. After graduation, he started as a chemistry teacher for Red Lion Area Schools, where he remained until 1963 when he transitioned to Conrad Weiser School District. In 1964, he earned a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University (IU). In 1967, Dr. Hardy started as a teaching associate with IU, and in 1969, he earned a Doctor of Education in educational psychology from the university. Upon earning his doctorate, he achieved great success, starting at the University of Maryland as a professor, the chair of the department of human development, and the director of the Institute for Child Study in 1969, where he remained for over 30 years. In 2000, he became a professor emeritus.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hardy contributed various articles to professional journals. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Educational Research Society, and the Society for Research in Child Development. In addition, he served on the campus senate at the University of Maryland for a decade, from 1991 to 2001, and has been a member of the peer review panel for the Department of Health and Human Services since 1988. He has been on the resident advisory board for Secretary Miller’s Grant since 2018. As a testament to his success, Dr. Hardy has been included in the 49th and 50th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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