Prior to assuming the role of vice-provost of Faculty Relations, on August 1, 2016, Nadia Hardy was an associate professor within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and also served as chair.
She received her PhD in Mathematics from Concordia University, with specialization in Mathematics Education, in 2009. Her thesis was awarded the Dieter-Lunkenbein Prize of the Association Mathématique du Québec (AMQ) for best doctoral thesis in mathematics education defended in Québec in the years 2008-2009.
She was also the recipient of a Concordia University Graduate Fellowship (2006-08), a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) scholarship for postgraduate studies (2004-06), and funding from the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société de la culture (FQRC), Établissement de nouveaux chercheurs-professeurs (2011-15).
She joined Concordia in 2009 as an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since then, she has been a strong supporter of the Master in the Teaching of Mathematics program, teaching many of its core courses and supervising graduate students.
Hardy has also supported the undergraduate programs in mathematics by teaching courses such as Introduction to Mathematical Thinking and Calculus and Algebra. In 2016, she received a grant from the Curriculum Innovation Fund to develop an online version of MATH 200: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra.
Her research has focused on the teaching and learning of college and university level mathematics, investigating, from institutional perspectives, the norms and rules that regulate students’ and teachers’ behaviour in front of mathematical and didactic tasks. Her teaching and research interests include the teaching, learning and practising of mathematical thinking, the teaching of mathematics for non-mathematics students and of differential and integral calculus and elementary algebra for mature students.
Active within the research community, Hardy is currently an elected member of the Psychology in Mathematics Education, North American Chapter Steering Committee and a member of the editorial committee of the journal Annales de didactique et de sciences cognitives.
She has a Master of Science in Mathematics from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina.