Doug Bauer Retires from Bennington

Retiring faculty member Doug Bauer on teaching and time at Bennington by Keegan Ead and Madeline Cole ’16

After teaching for 12 years at Bennington, writer and faculty member Doug Bauer will retire. Bauer has written critically acclaimed works including The Book of Famous Iowans; The Very Air; and Dexterity. He has also published three works of nonfiction: Prairie City, Iowa; The Stuff of Fiction; and What Happens Next?: Matters of Life and Death, which won the 2014 PEN/New England Book Award in Nonfiction. This fall he reflected on his career at Bennington, the students, courses, and what will come next. Tune-in to listen to the Bauer audio portrait at www.bennington.edu/magazine or go directly to the College’s soundcloud page to download the piece and listen on the go.