Advanced Academic Programs, Washington, D.C.

At Johns Hopkins, Jennifer Bachner is the Director of the  Center for Data Analytics, Policy, and Government.

Bachner has co-authored three books and edited a textbook on topics related to policy and governance. Her research on online learning and teaching research methods has been published by the Journal of Political Science Education and PS: Political Science and Politics. As an expert on analytics, political behavior, and online education, she has been quoted and/or cited in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Roll Call, Government Executive, and on NPR and Federal News Network.

Bachner received undergraduate degrees in political science and social studies education from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a PhD in government from Harvard University.

Featured Works

  • Warping Time: How Contending Political Forces Manipulate the Past, Present, and Future, Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, Michigan University Press, 2023
  • Optimizing Analytics for Policymaking and Governance and Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics,” Jennifer Bachner, Report, IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2022
  • America’s State Governments: A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies, Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, Routledge, 2021
  • Analytics, Policy and Governance, editor, with Kathryn Wagner Hill and Benjamin Ginsberg, Yale University Press, 2017
  • What Washington Gets Wrong, Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, Penguin Random House, 2016

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