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Craig Bauer, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College


  • Scholar-in-Residence at NSA’s Center for Cryptologic History


  • History of Codes and Ciphers
  • Calculus I
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Cryptology

Research Interests

  • Cryptology (the art/science of codes and ciphers)
  • Enumerative Combinatorics

Recent Publications

  • Exploring Mathematics with the Computer, PRIMUS (2010).
  • From the Archives: Reading Stimson’s Mail, Cryptologia, Vol. 31, No. 2 (2007). (coauthored with Joel Burkholder)
  • Cracking Matrix Encryption Row by Row, Cryptologia, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2007). (coauthored with Katherine Millward)
  • The Cryptologic Contributions of Dr. Donald Menzel, Cryptologia, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2006). (coauthored with John Ulrich)
  • Results of an Automated Attack on the Running Key Cipher, Cryptologia, Vol.29, No. 3 (2005). (coauthored with Elliott J. Gottloeb)

Recent Presentations

  • William Penn High School, York, PA – How the Enigma Machine Worked and How it Was Cracked - November 5, 2010
  • DeVry University -Turning Japanese (ciphers into intelligence) - October 8, 2010
  • Cryptologic History Symposium - The Early History of Teaching Cryptology - October 15, 2009
  • Philadelphia Area Seminar on the History of Mathematics (PASHoM), Villanova University, Cryptology on campus during World War II - September 17, 2009
  • Mount St. Marys, I gave an invited lecture at as part of the MSM ACM/MAA Lecture Series- “A New Connection Between the Triangles of Stirling and Pascal” - November 3, 2008


  • Editor-in-chief of the international journal Cryptologia.
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