Hardin Coleman

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Dean Emeritus

Dr. Hardin Coleman BU Wheelock

Dr. Hardin L.K. Coleman is a professor of counseling psychology and applied human development at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He prepares professional school counselors to apply an ecological systems perspective to their work. He is faculty director for the Center of Character and Social Responsibility and the Center for World Education.

As dean of the college (2008 to 2017), Dr. Coleman focused on how a school and university can use research to refine the practice of education through training educators and partnerships with schools. He has published in journals such as the Counseling Psychologist and the Professional School Counselor.  He has co-edited several handbooks, including The Handbook of School Counseling and The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender in Multicultural Counseling. He currently serves on the Boston Public School Committee.

Dr. Coleman began his career as a secondary school educator, was trained as a school counselor at the University of Vermont and as a counseling psychologist at Stanford University. Prior to joining BU, he held positions as a professor and associate dean of outreach and multicultural initiatives at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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PhD, Counseling, Stanford University

MEd, Counseling, University of Vermont

BA, Williams College

Current Research Projects:

Nellie Mae Foundation (Role: Leadership Team and Co-Chair of the Thriving Family Leverage Team) “Massachusetts Systems Change Initiative

Hewlett Packard Foundation (Role: Steering Committee and Chair of the Systems Change and Education Improvement Team) “Equity in Civics

Kern Family Foundation (Role: PI) “Kern Family Partners in Character Education and Leadership

Wilderness Way Project is a philanthropic effort to provide access to wilderness experiences for adolescents from Title I districts.  (Role: Project Director)

Our Seminar in Education is a philanthropic effort to engage community thoughts leaders in a deep conversation of how to improve school’s ability to serve ALL children.  (Role: Seminar Facilitator)

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Coleman, H.L.K., (2020). Character, civic and social emotional learning education. Conference Proceedings: Future of Education (10th Ed.). Florence, Italy: Liberia Universitaria.

Coleman, H.L.K., Gibbons, L., Tichnor-Wagner, A. (2020). Research practice partnerships and school improvement. Conference Proceedings: Future of Education (10th Ed.). Florence, Italy: Liberia Universitaria.

Coleman, H.L.K., Griffith, K.C., Coleman, A.K.G., (2020). Educator Diversity and Student Accomplishment. Conference Proceedings: Future of Education (10th Ed.). Florence, Italy: Liberia Universitaria.

Coleman, H.L.K. (2019) Developmental guidance and student acquisition of social competence.  Conference Proceedings: Future of Education (9th Ed.). Florence, Italy: Liberia Universitaria.

Coleman, H.L.K., (2018) Getting to great, for all.  Conference Proceedings: Future of Education (8th Ed.). Florence, Italy: Liberia Universitaria.

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