Family and friends of Robert H. Bauernfeind
Robert H. Bauernfeind was a veteran NIU professor and a national expert on standardized tests and testing. He died suddenly on February 22, 1992 at the age of 66 while still an active member of the educational psychology faculty. Robert’s career was devoted to improving the interpretation and use of scholastic and vocational tests. His work was always guided by a sense of fairness and honesty. A frequent contributor to scholarly journals and the Mental Measurement Yearbook, Robert’s third book was published only three weeks before his death. Robert joined the NIU faculty in 1963, and at the time of his death, was teaching in the Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education. His work in educational testing began in the 1950s when he was director of test publications for Science Research Associates in Chicago. He taught at Carleton College from 1948 to 1952 and served as director of educational research at the National College of Education in Evanston in the early 1960s. For many years he was also a research and development consultant for Scholastic Testing Services INC in Bensenville, IL. He served as a member of many different organizations including the American Educational Research Association, AMECD and AIM.