UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Dr. Hardtke joined the UWRF Physics Department in 2005 She earned her B.S. degree in Mathematics from M.I.T. and her Ph.D. in Particle Astrophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After growing up around a dairy farm in northeastern Wisconsin, Dr. Hardtke studied and worked in Boston, Washington D.C., Indianapolis, Madison, Berkeley, Minnesota and Los Angeles.
Dr. Hardtke has previously taught at Cal Poly Pomona and Gustavus Adolphus College.
She is the coordinator for the UWRF pre-engineering and dual degree engineering programs and is passionate about teaching and advising.