Steve JardingSenior Advisor
- Strategic Communications
- Campaign Management
- Media Training
- Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
- Master’s in Government, University of Oklahoma
- Bachelor’s in Government and Communications, University of South Dakota
Steve Jarding is an American and international educator, lecturer, writer, and political consultant who currently is on the faculty at Harvard University, where he has taught campaign management and political communications courses since 2004. Jarding’s campaign management course at Harvard has twice been nominated for the “Most Influential Course Award” in American colleges and universities by the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence Initiative. Jarding is also the founding partner of the international consulting company, SJB Strategies International, which advises candidates and causes around the world. In addition, Jarding has managed and worked on both statewide and national campaigns for the Democratic Party in the United States, including a host of winning US Senate and gubernatorial races including races for Tom Daschle, Bob Kerrey, Mark Warner, Jim Webb, and Tim Johnson. He has lectured or consulted internationally for campaigns or causes in over a dozen countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Jarding is the co-author of the book, “Foxes in the Henhouse”, published by Simon and Schuster in 2006. Jarding has also taught at the University of Oklahoma, George Mason University in Virginia and American University in Washington, DC. In addition, Jarding has lectured at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, Northeastern University, Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Virginia Tech University, George Washington University, Wellesley College, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Tougaloo College. He has also lectured to Chinese business leaders with the EXCELORATORS organization and with Chinese leaders from Tsinghua University. In November 2012, the Financial Times of London profiled Jarding and his cutting edge methods of teaching campaign management techniques to students in America and around the world. In Madrid, the El Confidencial newspaper profiled Jarding’s unique teaching methods in March 2013. In 2002, the New York Times Magazine profiled Jarding’s cutting edge campaign management techniques following Jarding’s management of Mark Warner’s upset victory in the 2001 Virginia Governor’s race. Analyst Charlie Cook called that race the best managed campaign in America. In the 1990s, Jarding spent four years as communications director and senior advisor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, DC.