- M.F.A. Cornell University, 1988
- B.S. Cornell University, 1979
Ed Hardy has been teaching in the Nonfiction Writing Program since 2001. He is an award winning former newspaper reporter and editor and a freelance writer. His work has been published in the Boston Sunday Globe and several national magazines. He is the author of the novels Keeper and Kid (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press) and Geyser Life (Bridge Works) and a former fiction editor of Epoch. His short fiction has appeared in many magazines including: Ploughshares, GQ, The New England Review, Boulevard, The Quarterly, Ascent, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Witness, and has been listed in The Best American Short Stories. In 2005, 2006 and 2008 he received Fiction Fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He has also taught creative writing and creative nonfiction at Cornell and Boston College.