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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Carolyn Hardy

Dr. Carolyn Hardy



2220 Colden Hall


660.562.1963 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1996

Assistant Professor


  • PhD from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Instructional Technology, 2005
  • MS from Northwest Missouri State University in School Computer Studies, 1989
  • BS from Northwest Missouri State University in Elementary/Secondary Education, 1983

Courses Taught

  • CCNA Network Fundamentals
  • CCNA Routing Protocols and Concepts
  • CCNA LAN Switching and Wireless
  • CCNA Accessing the WAN
  • Network Security
  • Computers and Networks
  • Computer Programming I
  • Computer Programming II
  • Script Programming II
  • Computers and Information Technology

Academic Interests

  • Online and virtual education
  • Improvement of teaching and learning

Scholarly Activity

  • Hardy, C. (2010). "Student Generated Videos." Presented at the CITE Lunch n Learn, February 16, 2010, Maryville, MO.
  • Hardy, C. & Hardy, M. (2010). "Creative Assignments: Student Generated Video Clips." Presented at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), January 12-15, 2010, Orlanda FL.
  • Hardy, C., Heeler, P. & Brooks, D. (2006). Are high school graduates technologically ready for post-secondary education? The Journal of Computing Science in Colleges, 21 (4), 52-60.

Student Group Advisement

  • Previous advisor for ACM-W

Other Professional Experience

  • Testout Advisory Council
  • DESE Model Curriculum Project: Computer Programming and Network Administration