Chris Bauer

Christopher Bauer

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

Professor Bauer is no longer accepting graduate students for the Chemistry Education PhD program.

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.

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 404/404H: General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 405: Chem Principles for Engineers
  • 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: Intro Chem Practices
  • CHEM 802: Critical Thinking Chem
  • CHEM 803: Creative Thinking Chem
  • CHEM/PHYS 501: Peer-led Team Learning in Chem
  • INCO 501: Peer Coach Pedagogy

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

Selected Publications

  • Gamby, S., & Bauer, C. F. (2022). Beyond "study skills": a curriculum-embedded framework for metacognitive development in a college chemistry course. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STEM EDUCATION, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s40594-022-00376-6

  • Bauer, C. F., Emenike, M. E., & Holme, T. A. (2022). Design of a Research-Based Assessment for Children?s Attitudes and Motivation at Chemistry Outreach and Museum Events. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 99(8), 2821-2833. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00191

  • Bowe, K. A., Bauer, C. F., Wang, Y., & Lewis, S. E. (2022). When All You Have Is a Covalent Model of Bonding, Every Substance Is a Molecule: A Longitudinal Study of Student Enactment of Covalent and Ionic Bonding Models. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 99(8), 2808-2820. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00188

  • Jeffery, K. A., & Bauer, C. F. (2020). Students' Responses to Emergency Remote Online Teaching Reveal Critical Factors for All Teaching. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 97(9), 2472-2485. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00736

  • Bauer, C. F., & Chan, J. Y. K. (2019). Non-science majors learn about heat, temperature, and thermodynamics using the particulate nature of matter and guided-inquiry instruction. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 87(7), 550-557. doi:10.1119/1.5110500

  • 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 towards chemistry: A semantic differential instrument for assessing curriculum impacts. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, 85(10), 1440-1445. 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), 1864-1870. doi:10.1021/ed082p1864

  • 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 WASTE-WATER. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 58(1), 170-175. doi:10.1021/ac00292a042

  • Most Cited Publications