John B. Bader, Ph.D. is the Chief External Academic Relations Officer of the International Baccalaureate, a network of more than 4,000 k-12 schools in over 140 countries. He oversees Global Communications and Branding, Alumni and Parent Relations, Research and University and Government Recognition.
Most recently, he served as Executive Director of the Colonial Academic Alliance, a consortium of ten great universities: the College of Charleston, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Elon University, Hofstra University (the host), James Madison University, UNC Wilmington, Towson University, and the College of William and Mary. The Alliance builds joint academic programs to further its missions of promoting: teaching innovation, expanded opportunities for students, research for the public good, closer ties between athletics and academics, and collegial administration.
Dr. Bader served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, where he was instrumental in building a more supportive, exploratory and international experience for undergraduates. He led efforts to reform the advising system, to energize January and summer programs, and to create a study abroad office.
He also served as National Scholarship Advisor at Johns Hopkins, coaching more than a hundred winners of prestigious scholarships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Truman and Fulbright.
A Fulbright Scholar himself (to India) and a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Dr. Bader has enjoyed a career in the media (working for ABC News’ Political Unit), in politics (serving as policy director for a successful US Senate candidate), and in the academy (as a Political Science professor for UCLA and an academic dean for Johns Hopkins). In addition to “Dean’s List: 11 Habits of Highly Successful Students,” he is author of “Taking the Initiative,” the definitive study of the “Contract with America.” He also was Director of International Programs for Marks Education.
He earned his BA in History from Yale University and his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.