McGeorge Bundy, a professor in the Department of Government, served as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 1953 to 1961, when he joined Kennedy’s administration as National Security Advisor. Bayley, who took a course on modern global politics taught by Bundy, recalls Bundy’s remarkably keen ability to seemingly do two tasks at once. “We were just amazed,” he said. “He clearly was extremely involved in the campaign and in John F. Kennedy and in politics and in everything,” Ballard said about the Dean.