Prof. Bauer joined the Lawrence Tech mathematics faculty in 1982 after earning his graduate and undergraduate degrees in mathematics at Wayne State University. Subject areas taught include the engineering calculus sequence, differential equations, probability and statistics, and various others. He served as coordinator for the Calculus I Workshop program from its launch in Spring 1997 until Fall 2003, participating in the program’s design and overseeing its later development to include the use of mathematical software. Prof. Bauer was appointed associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences in 1998 and served as Acting or Interim Dean of the College on several occasions. Administrative responsibilities include recruitment and retention, student advising, curriculum development, course evaluation and assessment, academic policies, new student orientation and registration, placement assessments, facility upgrades, strategic planning, and various committee and task force assignments.
Prof. Bauer serves as faculty advisor to LTU Cru, is a group leader for an evening Bible Study Fellowship class, and participates in children's ministry and various other programs at his church. Happily married since 1977 and blessed with three sons, three daughters-in-law, and six grandchildren, his personal interests include Bible study and Christian apologetics, Christian educational ministries, good books, and family camping.