Dr. R. Bruce Baum is a Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York, College at Buffalo and the co-founder of Applied Learning Associates. He has over twenty articles in professional journals and is author of How to Motivate Audiences: 121 Warmups, Icebreakers and Activities for Promoting Creative Problem Solving, Teamwork and Laughter (Bates Jackson), The Almost Wet Your Pants Book of Humor (AuthorHouse) and the MEGA TRAINING CD. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Leader Award from the Creative Education Foundation, and in 2007 he received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo. Dr. Baum is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Coordinator of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Humor Project, and Foursight and NBI certified.
He has consulted and facilitated with numerous companies, educational institutions, and organizations including General Mills, American Steamship, The Center for Creative Leadership, Harlequin Books, The U. S. Food and Drug Administration, Mentholatum Corporation, United Way Worldwide, Norampac, the Fashion Institute of Technology and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. He has made presentations on a variety of topics in Singapore, Cyprus, Jamaica, South Africa (10 times), Costa Rica, Namibia and Canada. In his spare time, Dr. Baum is a Rocket Scientist, Bronco Rider, Taxidermist, Explorer, Brain Surgeon and Gourmet.