Donald Haider

Professor of Management, Northwestern University

Professor Haider has been a faculty member at the Kellogg School of Management since 1973. His responsibilities include the teaching of master’s degree candidates, directing the School’s specialization in nonprofit management and its Center for Nonprofit Management. His research interests lie in management of public and nonprofit organizations, public finance and economic development. 

Professor Haider received a BA from Stanford University and a MA and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. His governmental experience includes budget director and chief financial officer for the City of Chicago, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and assistant to three directors of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. He also serves on the boards of the Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago Catholic Charities, the U.S. Rugby Foundation, Fender Musical Instruments and Asset Acceptance Capital Corporation, and is the Vice Chairman of the Chicago School Finance Authority. 

Professor Haider is the only academic to be named both a Congressional Fellow (1967-68) and a White House Fellow (1976-77). He is the author of some 50 scholarly articles and more than 100 newspaper columns. His book, When Government Comes to Washington, is considered to be a classic in the field of federalism and intergovernmental relations. He has co-authored several books on Marketing Places (USA, Europe, Asia and Latin America) which apply business marketing concepts to marketing of places including nations, states and localities. His current research and writings adapt business sector literature on strategic alliances to nonprofit organizations.