As assistant dean, Bader will supervise a nine-person staff responsible for helping Hopkins students discover their academic interests and make the most of their undergraduate years.
He will direct the academic advising office's efforts to assist students who need academic assistance and students who wish to enhance their undergraduate education through independent study or study abroad programs. In addition, his office acts as a liaison for a number of selective national scholarships, fellowships and grants that support graduate study and, in some cases, advanced undergraduate study.
"Overall, I see our office as having a dual mission. One is to promote academic excellence and the other to promote intellectual exploration," said Bader.
"John Bader brings to Academic Advising enthusiasm, intelligence, and a fresh perspective," said Steven David, associate dean for academic affairs. "As a former professor and political consultant he has the intellectual and people skills to improve the already solid performance of this critical office. He has already made his mark in countless meetings with faculty and administrators throughout Hopkins. We are delighted with the appointment."
Prior to coming to Hopkins, Bader was policy director for the Jon S. Corzine for U.S. Senate, 2000. Corzine, a New Jersey Democrat, won this campaign. Before that, he was director for Washington, D.C., and assistant professor of Political Science, UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy in Washington, DC from 1994 to 2000.
Bader has also worked as a researcher and assistant editor for ABC News' Political Unit. He studied as a Brookings Institute research fellow and as a Fullbright Scholar to India. He is also the author of Taking the Initiative: Leadership Agendas in Congress and the "Contract with America." Georgetown University Press, 1996. This remains the definitive, most cited study of the "Contract with America."
He received his bachelor's in history from Yale University in 1985 and doctorate in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994.
Bader resides in Kensington, Maryland.
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