Since 1971, Baer has taught courses in semiotics, philosophy of language and European studies, while authoring a substantial interdisciplinary body of scholarship. He has served as chair of the HWS Department of Philosophy; as advisor to Hobart sophomores, Hobart Student Government and Orange Key Society; and on numerous critical committees related to academic affairs, alums, appointments, curriculum and tenure at the Colleges.
With more than 100 bylines in publications throughout the world, Baer has published 10 books, most recently Eternal Life in the Word: An Introduction to the Life and Work of Friedrich Weinreb. Baer is the author of scores of articles and book chapters exploring philosophy, religion and culture, with specific interest in semiotics. Throughout his career, Baer has served his colleagues and professional community in numerous leadership roles, holding titles with the Semiotic Society of America, including two terms as president and 10 years as an editorial board member.
Baer earned his licentiate degree in theology from the University of Freiburg, a biblical baccalaureate degree from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, and his doctorate in philosophy from Yale University. More information on Baer’s career can be found here.
Baer took the stage with Fuller, a Student Trustee and member of the Druid Society. On campus, Fuller is also vice president of Sigma Chi fraternity, a technician for HWS Emergency Medical Services, and co-host of “What are the Odds?” on WHWS-FM. A double major in biochemistry and Spanish and Hispanic studies, Fuller studied abroad at the University of Seville in Spain and completed research at the University of Puerto Rico during a fellowship funded by the National Science Foundation last summer. He previously served as the Orientation Leader for the Classes of 2020, president of HWS Republicans, and was a member of the Chimera Society.