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 an MA and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. His governmental experience includes budget director and chief financial officer for the City of Chicago, Vice Chairman of the Chicago School Finance Authority, 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 and the U.S. Rugby Foundation. His previous corporate board experience includes Asset Acceptance Capital Corp, Continental Waste Industries, Covenant Mutual Insurance, Evanston National Bank, Fender Musical Instruments, InterAccess, LaSalle National Bank Corp, National Can, Talman Home Savings, and Westchester Insurance.
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, won the Martha Derthick 2012 Best Book Award on 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 deals with strategic restructuring of nonprofit organizations - - partnerships, mergers, alliances and shared service networks.