Nominated Faculty Favorite

November 3, 2013

* An amazing professor that has overcome so much while making an impact on others. I wish that he would teach more classes! He is an incredible source of inspiration. He believes in each and every one of his students. Class was almost always full, and we are talking about 65 people in a Tuesday night class, each and every week. I never dreaded going to class. He made 2 hours and 45 minutes feel like 30 minutes. Listening to him speak is truly a memorable experience. I never walked out of class feeling like I did not learn anything. Professor Baumann is an incredible, accomplished professor that changes the way you look at the world.

* John taught me to consider law as more than a courtroom drama. He emphasized that there are a lot of areas of law and tried to get everyone to be as passionate about law as he is.

* Easily my favorite professor I have had so far. Made class entertaining through his pop culture references and allowing the students to teach each other.

* He is the best professor. He makes the class fun and engages all other students.

* Great guy, awesome professor! He’s a great storyteller, and he always has something valuable to teach. Keep up the great work.

* Professor Baumann does an excellent job of conveying information to the class by using his real-world experiences throughout his law career, and his class is one I look forward to every week. He cares about his class and will do anything to help his students better understand what information is being discussed. I highly recommend Professor Baumann for the professor who has made the biggest difference in my learning this semester, and he is very deserving of being a Faculty Favorite.

* Great guy, awesome professor! He’s a great storyteller, and he always has something valuable to teach. Keep up the great work.


“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.