Mr. Hardeman is originally from Iowa. He received both his bachelors and masters degrees in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University. As a graduate student, Mr. Hardeman taught for the first time and found that he really enjoyed teaching. After teaching for a year at Iowa State, he taught mathematics at a small college in Iowa. He has taught online mathematics for Kaplan University since 2002 and continues to work, part-time, as an adjunct professor. He has been married to Julia since 1997 and has three children, all of whom attend Veritas. The Hardeman family worships at Vineyard Christian Community near the U of A.