Dr. D. M. Hardy is an accomplished professional with a strong background in education. A doctorate in education, with an emphasis in adult and career education, and a master’s degree in education in instructional technology. Both degrees were earned at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. She also has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Hardy has established herself as an Instructional Designer within the University System of Georgia at Albany State University, the largest public HBCU in Georgia. She has made significant contributions in various capacities, including Information Technology Services, Distance Learning, and the University System of Georgia eCampus Collaborative. She has demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and expertise in web development, instructional design, programming, network security, and undergraduate instruction.

Dr. Hardy’s dedication to higher education extends beyond her professional achievements. She is deeply passionate about enhancing the success of higher education nationwide. To this end, she actively engages with several esteemed organizations, including The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the American Association of University Women, the Association for Career & Technical Education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Quality Matters, and Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education.

Through her unwavering commitment, extensive knowledge, and active involvement in the education community, Dr. D. M. Hardy drives innovation and excellence in higher education, leaving a lasting impact on the field.