Dr. Hardy is an applied linguist with interests in language education and corpus linguistics. After completing his PhD at Georgia State University, he taught at Emory College. He joins Oxford as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the History and Social Sciences Division to teach Quantitative Theory and Methods 100 and linguistics courses. He also holds an MA in applied linguistics from the Universidad de las Américas, Puebla in central Mexico.
As an applied linguist, such research is motivated by a hope to apply his findings towards the teaching of writing (for both native and non-native speakers). Much of his research involves corpora, corpus-based tools, and genre analysis to study writing. Of particular interest to him is the lexico-grammatical variation found in the writing of different academic disciplines. Dr. Hardy conducted his dissertation on writing in the disciplines at Oxford College, examining how undergraduates navigate the breadth of their liberal arts experience.
He has also published articles and book chapters on research methodology, student writing, online writing, World Englishes, formulaic language, and second language teacher education. In addition to research on English, Dr. Hardy has also worked on projects involving Spanish, French, and Chinese.
In 2014, Corpus-based Sociolinguistics: A Guide for Students, co-authored with Eric Friginal, was published. This is a textbook designed for advanced students to learn about how corpora can be used to study social variables and to explore first-hand how to conduct their own sociolinguistic research using quantitative methods.
Outside of teaching, Mr. Hardy enjoys a wide variety of activities. He loves power flow vinyasa yoga, indoor cycling, cross country running, hiking, and swimming. Indoors, he can often be found either reading or crocheting often while also watching a movie. His favorite activity of all, however, is eating: everything from Chinese hot pot to olive oil ice-cream.
BA| University of Arizona| 2005
MA| Universidad de las Américas, Puebla| 2007
PhD| Georgia State University| 2014
Oxford College of Emory University
Emory College of Arts and Sciences - Linguistics
Georgia State University - Applied Linguistics
Georgia State University - Intensive English Program (ESL for international students)
College of Southern Nevada (2007 – 2009)
Easy English (2006 – 2007)
Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla (2006)
(**Indicates undergraduate student)
Teacher Education and Development
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)