Dr. John Hardman


Department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology
Office Number: 561-297-3555
Office Location: ED 254
Boca Raton Campus


John became Visiting Assistant Professor of the Department of Educational Leadership in 2009, where he teaches Instructional Leadership and the Principal Internship (School Leaders Program). He is the Instructional Leadership team leader, and he serves as the departmental liaison to the School Board of Palm Beach County, Florida. Additional teaching assignments include sustainability leadership classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels he has developed specifically for the Colleges of Engineering and Business.

John completed the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership (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. 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, and a member of the College's International Committee and the FAU Lab Schools and College of Education Research Committee, of which is a former chair. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the US Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter. Other affiliations include the International Leadership Association, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, the Sustainability Committee of the Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter of the Urban Land Institute, and the FAU Sustainability Committee. 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.