DipT (EC), IECD, BEd S.Aust C.A.E., MEd (QUT), Ed D (QUT)
Dr Louise Hard is currently the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. In this role she supports the work of the Executive Dean and a range of faculty projects working closely with heads of school.
Prior to this role Louise was the Associate Dean (Courses) in the Faculty of Business where she led major faculty projects around online course innovation, course renewals and credit. Louise was the Head of the Murray School of Education and also worked as a Senior Lecturer teaching subjects in leadership and management, wellness and wellbeing. Louise has acted as Head of Campus, Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Business. Prior to joining the University sector, Louise worked as an Early Childhood Teacher and Director in various states of Australia.
In her role as Deputy Dean Louise works closely with heads of school to support the Faculty and University initiatives. She provides support to the Executive Dean and assumes responsibility for this position in the Dean’s absence.
Dr Hard's doctoral work focused on the understanding and enactment of leadership in the field of early childhood. Her thesis is available at:
Her research focuses on the areas of leadership and management and more recently in the implications of this activity to the development of online learning in higher education.