Amanda Hardman has been teaching and working in higher education for more than 15 years. Her roles have included faculty, online success coordinator, eLearning mentor, and instructional designer. She is also a facilitator with the Quality Matters online quality assurance organization.
Amanda is currently a Senior Learning Designer at Colorado Community College System, where she also continues to teach. In her role as a learning designer, she advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices in online course design and facilitation, including integration of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework into the system’s course design standards.
Amanda holds a B.A. in English and Piano Performance from the State University of New York at Geneseo, an M.A. in English from the University of Colorado Denver, and an M.A. in Learning Design and Technology from the University of Colorado Denver.