Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Hardin Coleman

First Appointed
July 9, 2013

Current Term Expires
January 3, 2022

Kenmore Square

Dr. Hardin Coleman has spent his career as an educator, counselor, scholar, and administrator, focused on helping adolescents become effectively engaged citizens. After starting as a religion teacher, counselor, and coach at Quaker schools in the Philadelphia area, he spent a year teaching at the Shanghai Teachers University in China. Dr. Coleman then earned his PhD from Stanford University in Counseling Psychology, with a focus on multicultural counseling. He spent 17 years as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he trained school counselors, produced research on the role of cultural identity in student achievement, and rose to the position of Associate Dean of Outreach and Multicultural Initiatives in the School of Education. From 2008-17, Dr. Coleman served as Dean of the School of Education at Boston University, where he currently teaches. He served as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s External Advisory Committee on Improving School Choice and currently serves as Co-Chair of the BPS Quality Schools Work Group. He previously served on the advisory boards for Edvestors and FUEL – non-profits that are driving change in urban education. He is a Fellow in the Society of Counseling Psychology and has numerous publications. Dr. Coleman served as Vice Chair of the School Committee from 2015-2018.