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Richard Bauer

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Biography

Richard Bauer is faculty head of science, mathematics and social science at the Downtown Phoenix campus. His responsibilities include oversight of foundational courses in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and social science that are integral to the academic programs on the Downtown Phoenix campus. He works with his faculty to design approaches to education that are innovative, relevant to the students’ academic pursuits, and driven by the success of each student. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry (1985) at Saginaw Valley State University, a master's degree (1991) and doctorate (1998) in chemistry education from Purdue University.

Prior to moving downtown he was the coordinator of general chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In this capacity, he managed the laboratory program for the first-year general chemistry courses and worked with faculty on improving student engagement in lecture and recitation components of these courses. He implemented an inquiry-based lab program and co-authored with James Birk and Douglas Sawyer a laboratory manual, "Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry" (Cengage Learning, 2009) now in its third edition. Bauer has co-authored with James Birk and Pamela Marks a leading introductory chemistry textbook, "Introduction to Chemistry" (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Bauer is an active member of the American Chemical Society and member of the society’s Division of Chemical Education Long Range Planning Committee.

Education
  • Ph.D. Chemistry Education, Purdue University 1998
  • M.S. Chemistry Education, Purdue University 1991
  • B.S.  Chemistry, Saginaw Valley State University, MS 1985
Publications
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry, Second Edition. (2009).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Sawyer, D J. Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry, Third Edition. (2008).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Marks, Pamela Sue. A Conceptual Introduction to Chemistry. (2007).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Sawyer, D J. Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry, Second Edition. (2005).
  • Steve Krause, James Birk, Richard Bauer II, Brooke Jenkins, Mice Pavelich. Development, Testing and Application of a Chemistry Concept Inventory. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (2004).
  • Bauer II, Richard C, Birk, James Peter, Sawyer, D J. Laboratory Inquiry in Chemistry. (2001).
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
CHM 116General Chemistry II
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CHM 101Introductory Chemistry
Presentations
  • Bauer II, Richard, Birk, James, Marks, Pamela. Student study habits: Why do they succeed?. 229th ACS National Meeting (Mar 2005).
  • Jenkins, B, Birk, J, Bauer II, Richard, Krause, S, Pavelich, M. Development Testing and Application of a Chemistry Concept Inventory. 2004. Frontiers in Education Conference, Savanna, GA, October (Oct 2004).
  • Bauer II, Richard, Birk, J, Marks, P. Modification of an Introductory Chemistry Course to Improve Learning. 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Jul 2004).
  • Jenkins, B, Birk, J, Bauer II, Richard, Krause, S, Pavelich, M. Development Testing and Application of a Chemistry Concept Inventory. 18th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (Jul 2004).
  • Pavelich, M, Jenkins, B, Birk, J, Bauer II, Richard, Krause, S. Development of a Chemistry Concept Inventory and Correlations to a Materials Concept Inventory. American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition (Jun 2004).
  • Jenkins, B, Birk, J, Bauer II, Richard, Krause, S, Pavelich, M. Development and Application of a Chemistry Concept Inventory. 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (Mar 2004).
  • Bauer II, Richard. Overcoming Barriers to Teaching Inquiry Investigations. General Chemistry conference sponsored by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, St. Cloud, MN (Oct 2002).
  • Bauer II, Richard, Birk, J. Addressing Perceived Disadvantages of Inquiry Experiments in General Chemistry. 17th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Bellingham, WA, July 29, 2002 (Jul 2002).
  • Bauer II, Richard, Birk, J. Addressing Instructors' Beliefs About Laboratory Teaching. ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL (Aug 2001).
  • Bauer II, Richard, Birk, J. Student Presentations and Poster Sessions in a Large General Chemistry Program. ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL (Aug 2001).
  • Bauer II, Richard. Chemistry Concept Inventory. Sharing the Future IV
Service
  • School of Letters and Sciences, Faculty Director (2007 - Present)
  • Local Section of the American Chemical Society, Secretary (2006 - Present)
  • Articulation Task Force, Discipline Representative (Chemistry) (2004 - Present)
  • Long Range Planning Committee - Division of Chemical Education, Member (2004 - Present)
  • English Lecturer Search Committe, Member (2008 - 2008)
  • NSF CCLI Panel Reviewer, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • NSF CCLI Panel Reviewer, Member (2006 - 2006)
  • Learning Resource Center Committee, Chaired (2005 - 2006)
  • CLAS Quality of Instruction Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Initial Teacher Certification Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Secondary Education Program in Chemistry, Department Representative (2004 - 2006)
  • Teaching assistant committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Undergraduate programs committee, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Local Section of the American Chemical Society, Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • Undergraduate programs committee, Co-Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • NSF CCLI Panel Reviewer, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Local Section of the American Chemical Society, Chair-elect (2004 - 2004)
  • Biochemistry lecturer search committee, Member (2003)
  • General chemistry lecturer search committee, member (2003)
  • Local Section of the American Chemical Society, Secretary (2003)
  • Teaching assistant committee, Chair (2003)
  • Undergraduate programs committee, Member (2003)
  • Upper division lab coordinator search committee, Chair (2003)