William H. Hardy is an associate professor of philosophy and religion and coordinator of the Jericho Project at Tennessee State University, a program designed to attract students to careers in philosophy, religion and the law.
Hardy teaches courses in Philosophy, African Philosophy, African American Philosophy and African Roots in Christianity, the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Bible and World Religions. Academic research has been conducted as a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green, Ohio; International research at the Oxford Round Table, Oxford University, Oxford, England; the University of Nairobi and the Maryknoll Institute of African Studies, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa; and the University of Tianjin, Tianjin, China.
A life long member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC), Hardy is an ordained elder and has served churches in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Professional activity includes Corporate Relations Executive, Allstate Insurance Company, Northbrook, Illinois; Director University Relations and Development, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Maryland; Executive Director of the Chicago NAACP and the organization's Mid-West Regional Executive. Formal education was acquired in the Indianapolis, Indiana Public Schools; BA in Political Science, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio; MA in Urban Politics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; the Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; MA in Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; and a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.
Languages, Literature, and Philosophy