Andrew Hardin, PhD

Associate Dean


Andrew Hardin is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he leads initiatives designed to encourage research productivity and graduate program excellence in the college. Professor Hardin’s research focuses on virtual collaboration, financial decision support systems, research methodologies, and human-computer interaction. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Methods, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Group Decision and Negotiations, Small Group Research, and Educational and Psychological Measurement. Hardin serves as Senior Editor for the Information Systems Journal, Senior Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, and as Guest Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly and Decision Sciences Journal. He was the UNLV Lee Business School researcher of the year in both 2009 and 2011.

In his prior role as Director of the UNLV Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Hardin acted as liaison between UNLV and the entrepreneurship community. He coordinated the implementation of new entrepreneurship programs and curriculum; including a cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship program between students enrolled in the Howard Hughes College of Engineering and the Lee Business School. This collaborative program was the first of its kind at UNLV, and now includes projects focused on the intellectual property of UNLV faculty.  Students engaged in these collaborations won first place at the 2011, 2012 and 2015 Nevada Governor’s Cup competitions, and first and second place at the 2012 Donald W. Reynolds Tri-State competition in which Nevada competes against the Oklahoma and Arkansas Governor Cup winners. Hardin is also responsible for the implementation of the $500,000 student run Rebel Venture Fund, and for securing over $500,000 in cash and in-kind prizes for the community-based Southern Nevada Business Plan Competition. He continues to serve as Principle Investigator on a $255,680 National Science Foundation I-Corps Site grant targeted at advancing technology commercialization at UNLV. 

Dr. Hardin holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Washington State University, and received both a Master in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the California State University. He is a member of the Association of Information Systems, the Academy of Management, the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, the Advisory Board of the Battle Born Venture Capital Program, and the Nevada Council on Economic Education. Professor Hardin is also a member of the UNLV Technology Assessment Committee. He is a regular speaker at industry and community events where he speaks on subjects related to information technology and entrepreneurship. Dr. Hardin has extensive industry experience, including holding senior management positions such as Materials Coordinator on a $77 million heavy crude expansion project at Texaco Refining and Marketing. He also founded and ran several profitable small businesses. A winner of several teaching and service awards, Hardin has served as the graduate coordinator for both the MS MIS program and the MBA New Venture Management Certificate program, and has extensive experience developing curriculum both in traditional settings and online. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on technology innovation, new venture creation, big data, business analytics, and research methods.​.