Dr. Harden is an assistant professor of biology at Benedictine University, Lisle, IL (courses listed here). She is an integrative functional ecologist and has been involved in the research and conservation of reptiles and amphibians since 2005. She received her B.S. in Biology from Davidson College, NC in 2007 and received her PhD in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2013 under advisement of Amanda Southwood Williard. Before coming to Benedictine University in 2015,  she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology at Davidson College, NC, and she was a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate position at Loyola University Chicago, IL in The Milanovich Lab. Dr. Harden continues to collaborate with the Milanovich lab, studying the effects of land-use and climate change on, and the ecological role of, amphibians and reptiles – in both natural and urban ecosystems.