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Nick Bardo, PhD, is an associate professor of teacher education in Colorado Mesa University's Center for Teacher Education. Outside of teaching social studies methods courses, he currently serves as the Academic Department Head.

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.