SAU Buzz

Beeswax: Jim Baumann

by Kristin Enright
Posted on Dec 09, 2018

Where are you from and where did you grow up?


I’m from Dubuque, Iowa.  The first portion of my life, I grew up in Dubuque.  When I was eight, my parents moved to the country (between Peosta and Epworth).


What college did you attend?


I attended the University of Dubuque as an undergrad.  I received my master’s degree from Indiana State and my doctorate from Bowling Green State University.


What is your favorite part about St. Ambrose?


The students and my colleagues in the Communication Department.  I enjoy making a difference in the lives of students.


What did you do before coming to St. Ambrose?


Prior to coming to St. Ambrose, I was a graduate student at Bowling Green.  Before that, I was a programmer and systems administrator at Sony Columbia House.


What do you enjoy doing in your free time?


I enjoy watching the Chicago Bears, Formula 1, and IndyCar racing.  I also enjoy working on/detailing my BMWs, hanging out with friends and family, grilling, traveling, genealogy, gardening, and home improvement projects.