Vice Dean, Academic Affairs; Professor of Education; Director, Neuro-Education Initiative, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Mariale M. Hardiman is vice dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Professor of Education, and co-founder and director of Johns Hopkins' Neuro-Education Initiative (NEI). The NEI has been recognized as an innovative cross-disciplinary program that brings to educators relevant research from the learning sciences through the Mind, Brain, and Teaching masters and doctoral courses and professional development programs. Her research and publications focus on enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving. Current research includes a randomized control trial 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.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hardiman served in the Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years. 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.
Dr. 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.
Dr. Hardiman holds undergraduate and Masters of Education degrees from Loyola University Maryland and a Doctorate of Education from Johns Hopkins University.