Mariale M. Hardiman
Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D. is Vice Dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Professor of Education, and Co-founder of Johns Hopkins’ Neuro-Education Initiative, a cross-disciplinary program that brings to educators relevant research from the learning sciences. Research includes randomized control trials investigating the effects of arts integration on long-term retention of content and student engagement. She is also investigating how knowledge of the learning sciences influences teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs.
Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, Hardiman served in the Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years. As the principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, she led the school to its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. With the use of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® Model that Hardiman developed, the school was recognized nationally for innovative arts programming.