JR Harding

Assistant Lecturer
JR Harding
414 RBA
Academic Specialty
Educational Leadership

Ed.D. Higher Education, Florida State University (1999)
Ed.S. Higher Education, Florida State University (1996)
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, University of West Florida (1993)
B.A. English, Wright State University (1991)

Areas of Expertise

Disability subject matter expert (employment, access, and transportation)               

JR Harding is a two-time U.S. Presidential Appointee, and a seven-time Florida Gubernatorial Appointee. He has contributed to national, state, and community public policy advancing independence and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities for 30 years.


Author of Now What? and ADA Adventure

Honors and Awards
  • 2017 – Phi Beta Kappa Society (FSU) Teacher of the Year 

  • 2016 – Florida Network on Disability (FND) Service Award

  • 2014 – Mary Kane Leadership and Advocacy Award Ability 1st 

  • 2002 – FSU created the annual Student, JR Harding Award