Chad Bauman

Chair, Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics

Dr. Bauman is featured in ACUE’s modules: Leading the First Day of Class and Embracing Diversity in Your Classroom.

Bauman is an Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classics at Butler University. He is also affiliate faculty in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; and International Studies. He teaches courses on Religion, with a special focus on Asian religions.

Bauman’s research focuses on the interaction of Hindus and Christians. He has published two monographs: Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India, 1868-1947 (Eerdmans Publishers, 2008), and Pentecostals, Proselytization, and anti-Christian Violence in Contemporary India (Oxford University Press, 2015). In addition to teaching and chairing his department at Butler University, Professor Bauman is currently working on a project commissioned by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs at Georgetown University and the Center for Civic and Human Rights at Notre Dame University.

Bauman earned his BA in Bible & Religion from Goshen College, and his MDiv and PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He credits the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for helping shape his pedagogical vision in positive and productive ways, and an exercise he regularly assigns—the “Make Your Own Religion Project”—will be featured in the January 2016, issue of the Center’s journal, Teaching Theology and Religion.