Mark Bauer brings his focus on the effective use of language to the Fung Institute’s Communications for Engineering Leaders courses. He received his PhD in English from UC Berkeley, where his research centered on twentieth-century autobiographical poetry and the modes by which poets alternately embrace and question the ability of language and literature to capture their personal experience. Mark has used the insights gleaned from this research to design and teach courses in reading, writing, and English literature at UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Additionally, he has worked with a local tech start-up on the development of artificial intelligence software designed to help students improve their writing. Before coming to Berkeley, Mark received an MA in English Education from Colorado State University and taught high school English.