About Dr. Angela Bauer
Dr. Angela Bauer has over 13 years of higher education leadership experience at both private and public institutions, with a track record of accomplishments that demonstrates her strong commitment to evidence-based decision making and inclusive teaching and mentorship practices. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience from Lawrence University and her PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University.
After conducting postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School, she rose through the ranks to full professor at “primarily undergraduate institutions” (PUIs), as she established highly successful teaching and research programs funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. For her success in the development of classroom practices that close performance gaps in gateway science courses and enhance the number of underrepresented students in STEM, she was recognized with the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents Diversity Award in 2013.
One of the most gratifying aspects of her career has been the mentorship of women on their professional paths. As someone who entered a STEM field at a time when women were significantly underrepresented – especially women with children – she has a well-developed awareness of the challenges women can face. Because she relishes opportunities to encourage women on their paths to professional and personal fulfillment, she recently sought to expand her “repertoire of tools” in this regard, and completed coursework for ACC Certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
In her personal life, Angela is mom to four adult children, three through transcultural adoption. She is a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) with the Yoga Alliance, having received trauma-informed, social justice-inspired training through K10 Yoga. She spends much of her free time on her fitness pursuits (cycling, running, hiking, yoga), on knitting, and on devising new ways to empower women.