Center Director, Sr. Lecturer
Jennifer Bachner, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
She is the author America’s State Governments: A Critical Look at Disconnected Democracies (with Benjamin Ginsberg, Routledge), What Washington Gets Wrong (with Benjamin Ginsberg, Penguin Random House) and editor of Analytics, Policy and Governance (with Kathryn Wagner Hill and Benjamin Ginsberg, Yale University Press). Her reports, Optimizing Analytics for Policymaking and Governance and Predictive Policing: Preventing Crime with Data and Analytics, have been published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. 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 her PhD in Government from Harvard University and undergraduate degrees in political science and social studies education from the University of Maryland, College Park.