Christopher Bauer

PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1550
Office: Chemistry, Parsons Hall Rm W108, Durham, NH 03824
Chris Bauer

Since the 1980s, Professor Bauer has been designing, implementing, and studying inquiry-based learning activities for students and for teachers from elementary through university level. His research interests include student attitudes, content misconceptions, and self-awareness as learners; discovery-based and cooperatively-structured college chemistry curricula; and faculty and future-faculty beliefs and practice. His work includes development of valid and reliable assessments of these issues, melding both quantitative and qualitative techniques derived from psychology, social psychology, and education. His work also encompasses a long history of outreach to the K-12 community as well as professional development for science faculty at all levels.

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Testing/Measurement
  • Graduate Education
  • Higher Education
  • Science Education
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Undergraduate Education

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 403: General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 404: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 413: General Chem Lecture I
  • CHEM 444: Honors/Fire and Ice
  • CHEM 501: Peer-led Team Learning in Chem
  • CHEM 502: Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem
  • CHEM 503: PLTL Mentoring
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study
  • CHEM 800: Chemistry Teaching Seminar
  • CHEM 997: Sem/Analytical-Physical
  • GRAD 971: Teaching & Learning in Science

Selected Publications

Herrington, D. G., Sweeder, R. D., Daubenmire, P. L., Bauer, C. F., Bretz, S. L., Bunce, D. M., . . . Yezierski, E. J. (2019). Supporting the Growth and Impact of the Chemistry-Education-Research Community. Journal of Chemical Education, 96(3), 393-397. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00823

Bauer, C., Hunnicutt, S., Ruder, S., Yezierski, E., & Ameral, K. (2019). Large Classes. In S. Simonson (Ed.), POGIL: An introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for those who wish to empower learners. Stylus.

Bauer, C., Daubenmire, P., & Minderhout, V. (2019). The theoretical foundations of POGIL. In S. Simonson (Ed.), POGIL: An introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning for those who wish to empower learners. Stylus.

Chan, J. Y. K., & Bauer, C. F. (2015). Effect of peer-led team learning (PLTL) on student achievement, attitude, and self-concept in college general chemistry in randomized and quasi experimental designs. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 52(3), 319-346. doi:10.1002/tea.21197

Chan, J. Y. K., & Bauer, C. F. (2014). Identifying At-Risk Students in General Chemistry via Cluster Analysis of Affective Characteristics. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(9), 1417-1425. doi:10.1021/ed500170x

Bauer, C. F. (2008). Attitude toward Chemistry: A Semantic Differential Instrument for Assessing Curriculum Impacts. Journal of Chemical Education, 85(10), 1440. doi:10.1021/ed085p1440

Bauer, C. F. (2005). Beyond "Student Attitudes": Chemistry Self-Concept Inventory for Assessment of the Affective Component of Student Learning. Journal of Chemical Education, 82(12), 1864. doi:10.1021/ed082p1864

JENKINS, T. F., WALSH, M. E., SCHUMACHER, P. W., MIYARES, P. H., BAUER, C. F., & GRANT, C. L. (1989). LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF EXTRACTABLE NITROAROMATIC AND NITRAMINE RESIDUES IN SOIL. JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF OFFICIAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTS, 72(6), 890-899. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Kheboian, C., & Bauer, C. F. (1987). Accuracy of selective extraction procedures for metal speciation in model aquatic sediments. Analytical Chemistry, 59(10), 1417-1423. doi:10.1021/ac00137a010

Jenkins, T. F., Leggett, D. C., Grant, C. L., & Bauer, C. F. (1986). Reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic determination of nitroorganics in munitions wastewater. Analytical Chemistry, 58(1), 170-175. doi:10.1021/ac00292a042

Most Cited Publications