One of few writers to go from GED to Ph.D., Bauer is well-versed in many subjects. Award-winning playwright (Emerging Playwright Award, Urban Stages; finalist, Heideman Award, Actors' Theater of Louisville; Outstanding Script Midtown International Theater Festival, and more), plays produced Off Broadway, off-off Broadway, regionally, and abroad at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, and London's Theatre Etcetera. Full awards and production history at www.monicabauer.com Education: BA in European Intellectual History, Brown University. M.Div, from the Yale Divinity School. MA and Ph.D. in Political Science, Univ. of Nebraska, MA in Creative Writing (playwriting) Boston University. Author of numerous scholarly articles on the US Congress, campaign finance reform, and congressional elections. Author of college textbook "American Government: Readings and Responses", Wadsworth Press. Former Assistant Professor of Political Science, American University in Cairo. Formerly Visiting Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science at Wesleyan.