Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, is an American and international educator, lecturer, writer and political consultant. He has taught at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University since 2004, where his teaching has been recognized as “exemplary” by the Kennedy School alumni, and where his course on campaign management has twice been nominated for the Most Influential Course Award. His research focuses on political campaigns, political advertising and campaign management. In addition to his teaching, Jarding is the founding partner and CEO of the international consulting company, SJB Strategies International, which advises candidates and causes around the world. He has lectured and consulted in over 15 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. In addition, over a 37-year career, Jarding has managed and worked on numerous statewide and national campaigns in the United States, including an impressive list of winning US Senate and gubernatorial races. Jarding is co-author of the book, Foxes in the Henhouse published by Simon and Schuster in 2006 and is also the author of the American chapter on political advertising in the soon to be published international textbook, Handbook of Political Advertising. He has also served as communications director and senior advisor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. He has been a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and a Fellow at the Congressional Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma where he received his Master’s degree in Government. He holds a BA degree from the University of South Dakota.