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Craig Bauer, Ph.D.

Department/Program: Philosophy, History, and Social Sciences


Dr. Craig Bauer is a Professor of History and Political Science and currently holds the Freeport-McMoran Endowed Professorship in Business and Education. He is the past holder of the Nancy O’Neill Endowed Professorship III. He teaches survey and upper-level courses in American History and Political Science. Professor Bauer is author of the book, A Leader Among Peers: The Life and Times of Duncan Farrar Kenner (1989), published by the Center For Louisiana Studies and of several journal articles on Louisiana history and America’s juvenile justice system.

Dr. Bauer is currently working on a study of the Bringier family, who were among Louisiana’s most influential families during the colonial and antebellum periods. A member of the Louisiana Historical Association, the Southern Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, Dr. Bauer is also a charter member, board member, and past-president of the Jefferson Historical Society of Louisiana. Professor Bauer also serves as a member of the board of the Hermitage Foundation. He earned his doctorate in history at the University of Southern Mississippi and currently resides in Metairie with his wife and daughter.

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., History, University of Southern Mississippi

Office Location

North Hall Office #2

Mailing Address

4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, La. 70131

Direct Phone

(504) 398-2139

Department Phone

(504) 398-2211

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