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University administrator

John William Bardo, American University administrator. Recipient Humanities award Kansas Committee for Humanities, 1978; named oneof Outstanding Young Men in American, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1979.


Bardo, John William was born on October 28, 1948 in Cincinnati. Son of John Thomas and Grace Roberta (Day) Bardo.


Student, University Southampton, England, 1968—1969. Bachelor in Economics, University Cincinnati, 1970. Master of Arts in Sociology, Ohio University, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Ohio State University, 1973.


Assistant professor, Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1973-1979;associate professor, Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1979-1983;department chairman sociology, Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1978-1983;professor, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1983-1986;dean School Liberal Arts, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1983-1986;professor, U. N. Florida, Jacksonville, 1986-1990;provost, vice president, U. N. Florida, Jacksonville, 1986-1989;professor department sociology and anthropology, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State College, 1990-1995;vice president academic affairs, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State College, 1990-1995;provost, Bridgewater (Massachusetts) State College, 1993-1995;chancellor, Western Carolina U., Cullowhee, North Carolina, since 1995. Visiting lecturer Monash U., Clayton, Australia, 1977. Visiting professor University College Wales, Swansea, 1981.

Consultant various organizations and government agys.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Urban Sociology: An Integrated Approach, 1982. Editor: Defining the Mission of AASCU Institutions, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals and books chapters.


Co-chair North Carolina/Estern Band of Cherokee Indians Economic Development Task Force, since 1996. Board directors North Carolina Arboretum, since 1995. Trustee North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, since 1995.

Member American Sociological Association, Association for Consumer Research, Mid-South Sociological Association, American Association Higher Education, American Association State Colleges and Universities (college representative resource center), Society Applied Multivariate Research (president-elect since 1993), Alpha Kappa Delta, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, golf.


Married Deborah Joan Davis, August 8, 1975. 1 child, Christopher.

John Thomas Bardo

Grace Roberta (Day) Bardo

Deborah Joan Davis

Christopher Bardo