John Hardman

John is an Instructor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. His teaching assignments include Instructional Leadership, School Community Partnerships and Diversity, and the online School Internship in the K-12 School Leaders Master’s Degree and Principal Certificate Program. He is the Instructional Leadership team leader, and he serves as the departmental liaison to the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida. Additionally, he teaches Qualitative Research Methods in the department’s doctoral program. He is also the department’s eLearning Coordinator.

John completed the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Educational Leadership (K-12 School Leaders Program) at Florida Atlantic University in 2009. His dissertation, “Regenerative Leadership: An Integral Theory for Transforming People and Organizations for Sustainability in Business, Community, and Education,” earned the College of Education 2010 Dissertation of the Year Award. This work has subsequently been published under the title, Leading for Regeneration: Going beyond sustainability in business, community, and education (Routledge, 2011). He holds an Elementary Education degree from the University of York, and a Master's Degree in International School Management from Oxford Brookes University.

Prior to coming to Florida Atlantic University, John taught Elementary and High School IGCSE English Language and Literature, and IB Theory of Knowledge in his native Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 1993 to 2004, he served as head of three international schools in Buenos Aires and in Quito, Ecuador. During this time, he was actively engaged in implementing the IBO’s three programs in two of these schools. He served on the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Regional Heads Representative Committee in Latin America, and participated in IB school authorization visits.

John is the Chair of the College of Education Diversity Committee, a member of the College’s Accreditation Core Working Group, and of the University Diversity Council. In 2008, he founded Regenerative Organizations, a professional consulting group that facilitates organizational auditing and culture change for effective implementation of sustainability efforts. He is certified in sustainable community development by the Homes & Counties Academy of the UK, and is a sustainability professional licensed by AXIS Professionals, a multi-disciplinary group created by Bainbridge University faculty in Portland, Oregon.

Dr. John Hardman


Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology

Office Phone: 561-799-8135

Office Location: EC L202
Jupiter Campus