Jim Barnhart

Jim Barnhart
Deputy Assistant Administrator

Jim Barnhart serves as the Deputy Assistant to the Administrator (DAA) in the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Food Security. As DAA, Mr. Barnhart oversees the Bureau’s engagement with the private sector, food security-related communications and outreach, and overall operations for BFS. Previously, he served as Mission Director for USAID/Albania (2012-2014) and USAID/Lebanon (2010-2012). His earlier overseas assignments include Pakistan, Zambia, and Jordan, supervising economic growth, agriculture, education, and democracy & governance programs. 

Mr. Barnhart earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and a Master’s Degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS). He is married to Elizabeth Barnhart, and has two daughters – both currently serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Indonesia and Jordan.  

Last updated: May 12, 2015

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