- Women in Media
- Title IX
- Sports Journalism
- B.A.: Ambassador University
- M.A.: Georgia State University
- Ph.D.: University of Georgia
Marie Hardin is professor of journalism and dean in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications. The Belliario College is among the largest nationally accredited program of its kind in the United States, with about 3,000 students in eight undergraduate majors. The Bellisario College also houses one of the largest mass communications doctoral programs in the U.S.
Hardin has been in the Bellisario College since 2003, where she served as associate dean for five years before becoming dean. She also served as associate director for the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and as director of the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication until 2014. She directed the Bellisario College’s Center for Editing Excellence, affiliated with the Dow Jones News Fund, from 2005 to 2010. As dean, she has been elected chair of the University’s Academic Leadership Council twice since 2014.
Hardin has taught courses focusing on the intersection of sports, media and society at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has also taught journalism skills and ethics-related courses. Her research has concentrated on diversity, ethics and professional practices in sports journalism, and she is co-editor (2022) of Communication & Sport, one of the top-ranked journals in communication.
She is also active in the International Communication Association and in the Association for Education in Journalism in Mass Communication, where she served as president in 2018-19. She is also committee chair for the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and is on the steering committee for the Alliance of Schools and Colleges of Journalism and Communication.
She earned her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Georgia, where she was named a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2013 by UGA’s Grady College.
In the News
- For the future of the PR industry, ethics provides the clearest map
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- Penn State’s 2020-21 United Way campaign raises more than $620,000
- Coronavirus delays complicate campus construction projects at Penn State
- Alumnus provides visionary gift to support students through CommAgency
- Collegian Unfiltered with Marie Hardin
- Alumni entrepreneur's gift launches CommVentures
- Penn State to host virtual welcome panels for Class of 2024
- Media center delayed, January opening targeted
- Time capsule from 1949 shows familiar Penn State names and stories
- Contents of time capsule from 1949 show similarities in life at the University
- Fake news? No jobs? Prospective journalists soldier on
- In the age of 'enemy of the people' rhetoric, do young people still want to be journalists?
- Bellisario dean discusses digital innovation with trustees
- Hardin inspires staff as Bellisario College dean
- Often it’s a perilous journey to find the truth
- How far have women in sports media really come?
- Our choices add up: A lesson from ‘The Circle’
- Dean Hardin set to teach own class in fall semester
- Why don't people watch women's sports?
- Communications dean elected to leadership role with AEJMC
- Penn State seeking greater student engagement in upcoming semester plans
- On campus, going public with private battles
- A Conversation with Marie Hardin
- The story behind TMZ's erroneous 'scoop' involving Harrisburg native Adrian Robinson's death
- Q&A with the Class of 2014 college deans
- For Jenner, a new legacy
- Students, professors speak out: The necessity of strong ethics in journalism
- Students spending spring break on the job in Hong Kong
- New Penn State Hollywood Program will put students in Tinseltown internships
- Sports journalism programs on the rise, but can they take the high road
- Pundits drive sports but women's opinions are almost totally absent
- Hardin steps to plate in new role of College
- Hardin named College of Communications dean
- Hardin to be featured in City Lights session
- Panel discusses football as reflection of American culture
- Journalists frame Title IX as loss for men
- Olympics popular among women
- Hardin to guest lecture at University of Michigan
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