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Academia: For Democrats Only
Posted By Malcolm A. Kline On November 28, 2011 @ 10:05 am In News | No Comments
In what might be a record, 22 Obama Administration officials have already left the government for academia.
Two cabinet officials are in this mix. Interestingly, both held the same position—chair of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA).
Another interesting note is that of the aforementioned group, seven, or about one-third of the total—decamped for Harvard. Yet and still, there is at least one indication that the exodus continues unabated.
“The Graduate School of Political Management has whittled the pool of candidates for its next executive director down to four political and press mavens, nearly one year after initiating the search,” Andrea Vittorio  reported in the GW Hatchet on November 17, 2011. “In the second attempt to name a new leader for the school of practical politics, former U.S. Rep Mark Kennedy, R-Minn., four-time press secretary Maxine Isaacs, former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio, R-N.Y. and an undisclosed sub-cabinet official in the Obama administration are being considered for the high-profile administrative role.” The GW Hatchet is the student newspaper at George Washington University.
The mystery VIP would join an illustrious line-up. What follows is a list of former Obama Administration officials. Their names are followed by their one-time government job titles and their current places of employment in academia.
All but three—Melissa Hathaway, Susan Sher and Annie Tomasini—are now either professors or scholars-in-residence at institutions of higher learning:
Sources: The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, USA.gov, federal agency websites, college and university web sites.
Many are returning to their old haunts. Still and all, for Republican appointees that is rarely an option. “Although I went into the administration as a Democrat and came out as an independent, I didn’t realize how much I had shocked my colleagues by working in a Republican administration,” NYU professor Diane Ravitch  remembered of the time she had spent as an appointee of George H. W. Bush.
Indeed, for Republican scholars, leaving academia for a government appointment when their party is in office is rather like tots leaving Toyland: Once they pass its borders, they can never return again.
In several studies undertaken by Accuracy in Academia , we found that about half of President Clinton’s cabinet and one-third of President Carter’s left government service for university chairs, compared to a trio each from President Reagan’s two terms in office and his hapless successor’s single term in the White House, even when the Ivory Tower was their point of origin.
Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia .
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 Andrea Vittorio: http://www.gwhatchet.com/2011/11/17/political-program-trims-director-hunt/
 David Barron: http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/index.html?id=4
 Susan Crawford: http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/MemberContentDisplay.aspx?ccmd=ContentDisplay&ucmd=UserDisplay&userid=228
 Philip J. Crowley: http://law.psu.edu/faculty/resident_faculty/crowley
 Ezekiel J. Emanuel: http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/ezekiel-j-emanuel-appointed-penn-integrates-knowledge-professor-university-pennsylvania
 Austan Goolsbee: http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/austan.goolsbee/
 Van Jones: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S26/69/64O70/index.xml?section=topstories
 Center for African American Studies: http://www.princeton.edu/africanamericanstudies/
 Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy: http://www.princeton.edu/step/
 Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs: http://wws.princeton.edu/
 Juliette N. Kayyem: http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/experts/62/juliette_kayyem.html
 Vivek Kundra: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57115.html
 Martin Lederman: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/faculty/facinfo/tab_faculty.cfm?Status=Faculty&ID=2134
 Michel Leiter: http://www.lawandsecurity.org/law-and-security-events/vw/3/itemid/151/d/law-and-security-events
 Andrew McLaughlin: https://plus.google.com/106078945425159812521/about
 Civic Commons: http://civiccommons.org/
 Stanford Law School: http://www.law.stanford.edu/
 Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society: http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/
 Daniel Meltzer: http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Daniel_Meltzer
 Vali Nasr: http://bigthink.com/valinasr
 Christina Romer: http://elsa.berkeley.edu/%7Ecromer/index.shtml
 Council of Economic Advisers: http://www.whorunsgov.com/Departments/White_House/COS/CEA
 Susan Sher: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-08-01/business/chi-susan-sher-returns-to-university-of-chicago-medical-center-20110801_1_sher-lives-susan-sher-first-lady-michelle-obama
 Anne-Marie Slaughter: http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eslaughtr/
 Sean Smith: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seansmith
 Lawrence H. Summers: http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Lawrence_H._Summers
 Annie Tomasini: http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Annie_Tomasini
 Donald Winter: http://name.engin.umich.edu/2010peachman
 Diane Ravitch: http://www.academia.org../reeducation-of-diane-ravitch/
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