Dr. John Hardman

John came to FAU as an international student from Argentina to pursue the PhD in Educational Leadership in 2004 after twenty years of teaching and leading international schools in South America. After graduating from the program, he began teaching master’s and doctoral level courses in the school leadership and adult and community education programs, which continues to this day. He is one of four project coordinators of a Wallace Foundation Principal Preparation Pipeline grant implementing a fully revised Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in partnership with the public-school districts of Broward, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Martin, and with the Florida Department of Education. In his particular case, John coordinates the department’s internal revised School Leaders Master’s Degree Program called IDEAL (for Inclusive Development of Educational Administrators and Leaders). He is also the department liaison to the FAU Center for eLearning (CeL).

Along with serving on both NCATE and CAEP accreditation committees for the College of Education since 2005, John chaired the College of Education Standing Diversity Committee from 2010 – 2019, and served on the University’s Diversity Platform Council since its creation in 2016 until 2019.

John is the founder of Regenerative Organizations, a process consulting firm that specializes in regenerative leadership coaching and training, and facilitating the shift of organizations toward sustainability and regenerative practice in business, community, and education. This work is based on his doctoral and post-doctoral research conducted with highly effective leaders in organizations that are creating new organizational paradigms in business, social entrepreneurship, government, industry, and education.

He is also a member of the faculty of the Centre for Execution Education of the University for Peace (UPEACE), the university established in Costa Rica by the United Nations General Assembly, where he teaches Regenerative Leadership for Sustainable Development (two online sessions per year). He also serves on the faculty of the Graduate School of International Training at the World Learning Institute in Brattleboro, VT, where he teaches a one-credit course in Foundations of Regenerative Leadership in the Master’s Degree for Sustainable Development. Finally, he serves as a methodologist on dissertation committees of the online doctoral program at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ.

Born and raised in Argentina, John is bilingual in English and Spanish, and possesses Argentine, British, and U.S. citizenship. He relocated to South Deerfield, MA, in April 2019, but continues to work on a full-time telecommuting agreement with the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University.


Hardman, J. (in press). Through the eye of the needle. Chapter in the upcoming book, Immigrant Faculty in the United States (Barakat, M., Editor)

Hardman, J. (2017). The regenerative leadership handbook . eBook.

Hardman, J. (2017). Educational Leadership and Environmental Justice in a Climate-Challenged World. Chapter in the International Handbook of Educational Leadership. San Marcos, TX: Springer.

Hardman, J. & Hardman, P. (2014). Traveling the U: Contemplative Practices for Consciousness Development for Corporate and Social Transformation. Chapter in Olen Gunnlaugson, Charles Baron, Mario Cayer, Perspectives on Theory U: Insights from the Field. IGI-Global.

Hardman, J. (2011) Leading for Regeneration: Going beyond Sustainability in Business, Education, and Community. New York: Routledge.

Hardman, J. (2009). Florida Atlantic University Climate Action Plan. Prepared in support of the American University and College Presidents’ Climate Commitment (AUPCC) of the Association for the Sustainability of Higher Education.

John Hardman

Dr. John Hardman

Senior Instructor, Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

Office Phone: 561-297-3550
Office Location: Alt. Work Site
Campus: Jupiter