Speaker Profile: Angela Bauer, Ph.D.

Angela Bauer, Ph.D.
Dean, Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences

Since 2013, Angela Bauer has served as Professor and Chair of Biology at High Point University, a campus with a total enrollment of 5,200 undergraduate and graduate studeents. As chair of biology, Dr. Bauer is responsible for providing leadership for 16 tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time instructors and 3 staff; for administration of academic programs in Biology, Neuroscience and Environmental Studies; for administration of the department's general education contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences; for enrollment management of approximately 365 biology and neuroscience majors; and for oversight of a $1.9 million departmental budget. Prior to arriving at High Point University, Dr. Bauer spent sixteen years within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, where she served as Chair of Human Biology and Special Assistant to the Provost (Institutional Assessment) at UW - Green Bay. In addition to conducting scientific research on the negative health effects of exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors, she also conducts research in the field of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Her specific SoTL interests include the impact of active learning strategies on academic performance and engagement within the science classroom (in both general education courses for nonmajors and upper level courses for majors), the benefits of the flipped classroom for providing opportunities that foster deep disciplinary learning within the sciences, and inclusive classroom practices that close the opportunity gap between majority and underrepresented students in the sciences. For her work on successfully closing the opportunity gap in an introductory biology course at UW-Green Bay, she was awarded the UW System Board of Regents Diversity Award (Individual Category) in February of 2013. Both at UW-Green Bay and now at High Point University, she has served as Co-Director of a Teaching Scholars Program, which engages faculty in year long SoTL projects designed to foster teaching innovation and gather evidence regarding the impact of specific classroom strategies on student performance. In June of 2019, she will assume the role of Dean of the Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences at HPU.

Dr. Bauer received her B.A. in psychology and neuroscience from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI) and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).