Dr. Bridgette Hard is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, where she also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology. She received her PhD in Psychology from Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oregon. Her first professional passion is teaching. For 8 years, she led Stanford’s Psychology One Program, where she oversaw the curriculum for Stanford’s introductory psychology course and directed a year-long teacher training program for PhD students and advanced undergraduates to develop their teaching skills and discover creative ways to integrate research and teaching. She was awarded Stanford’s highest honor for contributions to undergraduate education: the Lloyd L. Dinkelspiel Award, and also received the Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Bridgette’s second professional passion is exploring the intersection of psychology and pedagogy: As director of Duke’s BRITElab (Behavioral Research Informing Teaching Excellence) she uses data from the classroom to extend psychological theories and uses insights from psychology to inform new classroom practices. She enjoys mentoring undergraduates in research and helping them learn about the classroom through a psychological lens.