Dr. James P. Fadely took his B.A. in history at Hanover College and the M.A. and Ph.D. at Indiana University Bloomington. He has taught U.S., European, Latin American, Asian, and African history at the middle school (The Brookstone School, The Savannah Country Day School, and St. Richard’s Episcopal School), high school (University High School of Indiana), and college (Indiana University-Indianapolis, Butler University, and the University of Indianapolis) levels. He also has served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, and assistant to the Head of School at four independent college preparatory schools.
For the past decade, he has been the Director of College Counseling at University High School of Indiana, an independent college preparatory school in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. He has visited almost one hundred college campuses (To view the list of colleges visited by Dr. Fadely, click HERE) in that time and worked with scores of students and families. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and has participated in every NACAC national conference on college admission since 2001. He served as a member of the executive board of the Indiana Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) and also served as the chair of the IACAC Government Relations Committee. He has been actively involved in college admission issues at the national level, working on Capitol Hill during the past three NACAC Legislative Conferences.
Dr. Fadely is an author, having written a political biography, Thomas Taggart: Public Servant, Political Boss, 1856-1929, about one of Indiana’s legendary political figures. His articles have appeared in historical publications and he has given lectures and talks on a variety of subjects for many years. Long active in civic affairs in Indianapolis, he serves on the board of directors of six nonprofit organizations in the city and is a member of over twenty organizations. His family includes his wife, Sally, and two children, James and Adele. The Fadelys live in Indianapolis.