Dr. John Bare oversees the Human Sciences, Character Development, and Individual Freedom & Free Markets departments and serves as a member of the Foundation Leadership Team. He has spent more than two decades working in the nonprofit sector, and has most recently served as Senior Vice President of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Disruptor-in-Residence at Babson College.
During his tenure at the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Bare spearheaded numerous innovative projects, including the development of a $50 million Legacy Grant to Babson College to create The Arthur M. Blank School of Entrepreneurial Leadership. In 2021, Babson College invited Bare to continue his transformative work with entrepreneurial education as the College’s third Disruptor-in-Residence, a role focused on working with Babson faculty and students to challenge existing educational norms and processes, prioritizing the creation of new business case studies that featured underrepresented entrepreneurs, including women and people of color.
Dr. Bare received both his PhD and Masters in Mass Communication Research from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.