Bill Bauer

Ph.D.-Rehabilitation Counseling, The Ohio State University
MS-Counseling, The Ohio State University
MS-Educational Administration, Ohio University
BA-Education, Ohio University

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(740) 376-4768

Current ILR class being taught:
Hot Topics in Education: Then and Now


Dr. Bauer was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio. He has been a school teacher, principal and interim superintendent. He has been a professor at Marietta College since 2003.

A long-time advocate for disability rights, he has served on the Disability Rights of Ohio board (founding member), Chair of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (now Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities), and is currently chair of the Ohio State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children and the State Council for Exceptional Children — Teacher Education Division. He is the co-author of a book coming out this spring which focuses on Disability Pride and the cycle it takes for one to become more accepting of their own disability. He speaks around the world on disability and culture issues.

When Dr. Bauer is not working, he enjoys traveling the globe and coaching swimming (he coached competitive swimming for 30+ years and is currently a volunteer assistant for The Ohio State University Buckeye Men’s team.