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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:

Master of Arts in Education: University of Nebraska-Kearney

Major: Speech Communication Education


Teaching:

Comm 220: Argumentation and Debate

Comm 210: Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Comm 325: Interviewing Communication

Comm 475/675: Methods of Directing Forensic Programs


Research Interests:

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


Recent Publications:

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.


Recent Convention Presentations:

Bauer, Michael H., “A Public Debate: “Professor’s Academic Freedom Should Be Limited” , Participant, , Central States Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., “College and University Professors Should be Allowed To Be Activists In The Classroom: A Roundtable Discussion,” Chair, Central States Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., “Politics In The Classroom, Defining Academic Freedom and Limits: A Point/Counterpoint Discussion”, Participant, Central States Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., “Is America Seduced By The Rhetoric Of War? A Public Debate,” Participant, Central States Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., “Walking The Tightrope Of Politics In The Classroom: Facilitating Productive Discussion Even In Challenging Times”, Participant, Central States Communication Association.

Bauer, Michael H., “The Crossfire Alternative To Traditional Team Debate”,

Participant, Central States Communication Association.


Service:

  • Member, Communication Studies Department Advisory Committee
  • Faculty advisor, Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha honorary.
  • Member, Executive Council of the National Educational Debate Association.
  • Coach, Star Soccer Recreational Soccer Program and Travel Team Program
  • Debate Tournament Administrator NEDA National Tournament

Awards and Honors:

  • 2007 Faculty Homecoming King Finalist, Ball State University
  • 2006 College Core Competency Award, Outstanding Teacher Award of the College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University
  • 2005 Outstanding Performance in Faculty Service Award of the Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University
  • 2004 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.
  • 2003 Received Outstanding Director award from the National Educational Debate Association.
  • 2002 Received Outstanding Director award from the National Educational Debate Association.
  • 2002 Received President’s Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association.
  • 2000 Received President’s Award for outstanding service to the National Educational Debate Association.
  • 1999 Named Outstanding Debate Critic of the Cross Examination Debate Association's East Central Region.
  • 1995-96 Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award at Ball State University.
  • 1995 Named honorary member of Blue Key honorary.
  • 1995 Received outstanding coach award at the 1995 Cross Examination Debate Association Junior Varsity National Championships at Towson, MD.
  • 1995 Received outstanding coach award at the 1995 Chesapeake Classic debate tournament at Towson, MD.
  • 1994 Keynote speaker for Alpha Lambda Delta freshmen honorary initiation.
  • 1994 Named honorary member of Alpha Lambda Delta freshmen honorary.
  • 1993 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.
  • 1991 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.

Personal Interests

  • Fishing/Tournament Fishing
  • Soccer
  • Watching sports