Dr. D. M. Hardy possesses a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in education focusing on adult and career education and instructional technology, respectively, from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

As a Senior Instructional Designer, she has been employed at institutions within the University System of Georgia for over 20 years in Information Technology Services, Distance Learning, and the USG eCampus Collaborative. Dr. Hardy’s history includes leadership, web development and expansion, instructional design and programming, network security, and undergraduate instruction.

Impassioned and driven to further contribute to the success of higher education on a national scale, Dr. Hardy is an active member of several organizations, including The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, American Association of University Women, Association for Career & Technical Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Quality Matters, and Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education.