Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Sustainability

Melissa Hardy

Melissa Hardy

Social Sciences
Professor
• Sociology
Melissa Hardy

Research Description

My work addresses dimensions of US inequality and how education operates as a key basis of stratification. I also look at aging and how early life and the organization of life course transitions shape life pathways.

Teaching Description

I incorporate features of communication, creating community, and inequality in all my courses, both graduate and undergraduate. I teach a 400-level class in Social Policy that addresses how policy can address social problems and encourage healthy communities, with emphasis on environmental, education, and social welfare policy.

Social Sciences

Keywords:

Data Analysis
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Community
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Inequality
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Life Course