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Nick Bardo, PhD, is an assistant professor of teacher education in Colorado Mesa University's Center for Teacher Education. At CMU, Bardo's teaching includes methods of teaching elementary science and social studies, teaching to diversity, what it means to be an educator and teaching as a profession.

He is also the K-12 program coordinator, overseeing and advising prospective teachers in the areas of Art, Music and Physical education. His courses model experiential and collaborative learning processes where students interact with content and concepts through multiple means. Bardo taught abroad as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Kiribati, Guatemala, and China and domestically in New Hampshire, Hawaii, Ohio and Florida. His research interests include cultural simulations in social studies education, teaching global perspectives in teacher education and narrative inquiry.

Published Work 

Bardo, N. (2019). Satisfying surprises: A conceptual model for cultural self-awareness in simulations. In J. Myers (Ed). Research on Teaching Global Issues. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Bardo, N. (2018). Developing global perspectives in the social studies: Three cross-cultural simulations. The Oregon Journal of the Social Studies, 6(1), 43-54.

Bardo, N., & Cruz, B. (2017). Experiencing a different field: Cultural capital and the classroom. In S.G.
Grant, J. Lee, and K. Swan (Eds). Teaching Social Studies: A Methods Book for Methods Teachers (pp. 215-222). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.