Dr. Monica L. Hardin

Department ChairMonica Hardin
Associate Professor of History
Director of Liberty University en Espanol 


  • B.S.E.  Ouachita Baptist University, Social Studies and Spanish Secondary Education
  • M.A.  Florida State University, Latin American History
  • Ph.D.  Florida State University, Latin American History

Projects/University Service:

  • Dr. Hardin is currently developing a U.S. History Study Tour for our online history students.
  • She also serves on thesis and dissertation committees as well as the Core Competencies Committee.


Dr. Hardin started teaching for Liberty University Online in 2010.  She is currently Department Chair for History in the College of General Studies.

Dr. Hardin has taught a wide variety of courses throughout her career, including Religion in Latin America, Latin American History, History of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and many general education courses as well.  Her dissertation focused on family history in Independence -Era Guadalajara, Mexico.  She earned her Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2006.

Dr. Hardin helps train graduate students to be effective online instructors.  She also leads overseas study tours for students.  She remains active in several professional organizations through conference presentations. 

Dr. Hardin and her family reside in Lynchburg, VA.