Affiliated Researcher

William Harder

Bill Harder is a researcher, educator, and methodologist working in a variety of cross-disciplinary spaces that have at their core a focus on democratic storytelling and critical pedagogies. He serves as the co-director of the State of the Documentary Field research initiative at CMSI.

He is the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Scholarship & Teaching (CAST) at Goucher College in Baltimore, where he also has a faculty affiliation with the Center for People, Politics & Markets and teaches in the political science program. In addition to his research on the documentary industry, his work addresses critical and inclusive pedagogies, U.S. state politics, and social media.

He has received the American Political Science Association’s Presidency Research Group Fellowship as well as several other awards for his research and teaching. His writing and scholarship has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and the Philadelphia Inquirer among other outlets. Prior to his academic career he worked for the American Political Science Association, the World Wildlife Fund, and Resources for the Future.

Ph.D. Political Science and Public Administration, American University;
M.A. Political Science, American University;
B.A. Political Science and Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania