Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Employee Profile


Joyce Hardy

Mathematical & Natural Sciences - Physical & Life Sciences

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6431
Office: Brooks Hall 106


BA - Biology, Agriculture minor, Chadron State College
MSE - Plant Sciences, Chadron State College
Ph.D. - Botany, Brigham Young University

Responsibilities at CSC

Undergraduate Student, 1977-1980
Graduate Student 1981-1989
Employed on NSF Grant 1989-1990
Special Appointment Faculty in Agriculture - Fall 1988
Faculty - Fall 1991-present
Interim Dean, School of Science and Mathematics - 1997-1998
Interim then full Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs - 1998-2005

Professional Activities

Higher Learning Commission Peer Reviewer and Chair
Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and Chair
Chadron State College Distinguished Young Alumnus (1999)
Phi Kappa Phi, Brigham Young University
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society

Campus Involvement

Faculty Senate President (2012-2013; 2017-2018)
Awards and Recognition (member for a long time; co-chair since 2015-2016)
Rural Health Opportunities Program - faculty and advisor (since 1991) and Board member (since 2005)
Various other campus committees and projects, as appropriate

Research/Professional Interests

Plant distribution in Nebraska - climate and human use impacts
Effective Teaching and Learning using brain-based learning research
Assessment and accreditation

Hobbies/Personal Interests

Needlework, baking, gardening, photography