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Michael Bauer

Instructor of Communication Studies and Director of Forensics

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LB 355   Phone: 765-285-1956  

Communication Studies
David Letterman Communication and Media Building, room 351
2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

Education

M.A., University of Nebraska-Kearney
B.S., University of Nebraska-Kearney

Research Interests

  • Forensic Program Resources
  • Current Controversies in Argumentation
  • Debate Practices

Teaching

COMM 220 Argumentation and Debate
COMM 210 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
COMM 325 Interviewing Communication
COMM 380 Practicum in Comm Studies
COMM 475 Methods of Directing Forensic Programs - Undergraduate
COMM 675 Methods of Directing Forensic Programs - Graduate

Recent Debate Team Awards

  • National Champion Team Sweepstakes, National Educational Debate Association, 2015 & 2014
  • Second place team Sweepstakes, National Educational Debate Association, 2013
  • National Champion Team Sweepstakes, National Educational Debate Association, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, & 2008
  • Awarded Outstanding School of National Educational Debate Association for performance and participation, 2007
  • Second Place Team Sweepstakes, National Educational Debate Association, 2007
  • National Champion Team Sweepstakes, National Educational Debate Association, 2005

Awards and Honors

  • Friend of Wellness and Gerontology Award from Fisher Institute of Wellness and Gerontology Ball State University, 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution to Argumentation and Forensics, Central States Communication Association Award. Award for lifetime contribution to argumentation and forensics division, 2010
  • College Core Competency Award, Outstanding Teacher Award of the College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University, 2010
  • Centennial Scholar Award of the Eastern Communication Association, 2009
  • Chair's Outstanding Teaching Award, Communication Studies, Department Ball State University, 2009
  • Received President's Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association, 2009
  • Faculty Homecoming King Finalist, Ball State University, 2007
  • Received President's Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association, 2007
  • College Core Competency Award, Outstanding Teacher Award of the College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University, 2006
  • Outstanding Performance in Faculty Service Award of the Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University, 2005
  • Received President's Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association, 2004
  • Received Outstanding Judge award as voted on by students of the National Educational Debate Association, 2004
  • Received Outstanding Director award from the National Educational Debate Association, 2003
  • Received Outstanding Director award from the National Educational Debate Association, 2002
  • Received President;s Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association, 2002
  • Received President's Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association, 2001
  • Named Outstanding Debate Critic of the Cross Examination Debate Association's East Central Region, 1999
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award at Ball State University, 1995-96
  • Named honorary member of Blue Key honorary, 1995
  • Received outstanding coach award at the 1995 Chesapeake Classic debate tournament at Towson, MD, 1995
  • Keynote speaker for Alpha Lambda Delta freshmen honorary initiation, 1994
  • Named honorary member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshmen honorary, 1994
  • Judge of the Cross Examination Debate Association National Tournament Championship Debate, 1993
  • Received the Judge's Award for Excellence at Hillsdale College debate tournament, 1993
  • Recognized by the Disabled Student Union at Ball State University for outstanding instruction, 1993
  • Named as outstanding professor for the fall semester by Delta Delta Delta sorority at Ball State University, 1991
  • Received outstanding coach award at the 1991 Cross Examination Debate Association Novice National Championships at Towson, MD, 1991

Service

  • Member Executive Council of the National Educational Debate Association, 2001-current
  • Member of the topic selection committee for National Educational Debate Association, 2001-current
  • Director of tabulations for the National Educational Debate Association National Tournament, 2000-current
  • Department chair. This committee involves advising the department chair and serving on department search committees, 1998-current
  • Chair, Argumentation and Forensics Committee on Scholarship for the Central States Communication Association, 1996-current
  • Member of the scholarship committee of the Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University, 1994-current
  • Faculty advisor, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha honorary, 1993-current
  • Tournament director for the annual Ball State University collegiate and high school debate tournaments, 1992-current
  • Volunteer Muncie YWCA, 2012-current
  • Volunteer, WIPB Telesale
  • Teach college argumentation and debate course at Pendleton Correctional Facility, Indiana maximum security prison, 2000-current
  • Chair, Argumentation and Forensics Divsion for the Central States Communication Association, 2015-2016
  • Co-author by laws for Argumentation and Debate Division of Central States Communication Association, 2014
  • President, National Educational Debate Association, 2010-2013
  • Executive Secretary of the National Educational Debate Association, 2003-2006
  • Vice President Star soccer organization, Muncie, IN, 2007-2008
  • Director, Star Soccer Recreational Soccer Program, Muncie, IN youth soccer recreational league, 2006-2007
  • Delcom (Delaware County) Community school system committee member to research, investigate, and report findings to the community concerning changing kindergarten from half day to full day time periods, 2001
  • Member of University Green 2 committee, 2000-2001
  • Director of tabulation for the Hillsdale College debate tournament, 2001-2003

Selected Publications

Bauer, Michael H. and Young Kelly M., Fritch, John, "The State of Argumentation and Debate: Diversity, Diffusion, and Development‚" A Century Of Transformation, Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association, pp. 185-204.

Bauer, Michael, H., Now That's A Switch: Using The Emory Switch In Audience-Centered Debate. The Public Advocate, Spring 2008, p. 9-10.

Bauer, Michael H. and Young Kelly M., Fritch, John, book chapter, "The State Of Argumentation And Debate: Diversity, Diffusion, And Development," From 20th Century Beginnings to 21st Century Advances: Developing and Evolving from a Century of Transformation (Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., and Young, Kelly M, "Characteristics of Top Fifty Programs at the Dawn of the New Millennium," Contemporary Argument and Debate, 2000, Volume 21, p. 1-21.

Bauer, Michael H., "The Select Sweepstakes of the Cross Examination Debate Association: A First Year Analysis." The Forensic, Volume 84, Issue 3 p.25-32.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
  • Course
    Course
    No.
    No.
    Section
    Section
    Time
    Time
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  • Course
    Argumentation and De
    No.
    220
    Section
    1
    Section
    0930-1045
    Days
    T R
    Location
    LB 269
  • Course
    Argumentation and De
    No.
    220
    Section
    2
    Section
    1230-1345
    Days
    T R
    Location
    LB 269
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    Practicum in Comm St
    No.
    380
    Section
    5
    Section
    0000-0000
    Days
    Location
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    Unpaid Internship
    No.
    479
    Section
    2
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