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Aaliyah Baker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Educational Administration


Email: Aaliyah Baker, Ph.D.
School of Education and Health Sciences, Department of Educational Administration
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Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education,  University of Wisconsin, 2013
  • M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Teaching, University of Wisconsin, 2007
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Marquette University, 2003

Courses Taught

  • EDU 934 - Leadership and Problems of Practice in Organizations
  • EDU 954 - Communication and Community Engagement
  • EDU 991 - Qualitative Research

Research Interests

  • Critical race theory in education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Antiracist education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Social contexts for learning
  • Theoretical foundations
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Social justice education

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Award Nominee - International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, 2021-2022
  • Community Engaged Scholar Award - Midwest Engaged Scholars Initiative, National Campus Compact Coalition, 2019-2020
  • National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Delegation - Education Ambassador to Cuba, Summer 2018

Selected Publications

Baker, A., Morales, M., Lowenstein, S., Reiff, J. (2023). Working against racism through cross-institutional communities of practice.  In C. Santana, A. Garcia-Guevara, J. Krupczynski, C. Lynch, J. Reiff, R. Risam, C, Vincent, and E. Ward (Eds.) Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles & Practices. Stylus Publishing.

Baker, A. (2021) Sandra’s Story: A Generational Commitment to College and Career Readiness Through Homeschool Education.  In K. Ali-Coleman and C. Fields-Smith Homeschooling Black Children in the United States: An examination of homeschooling in practice, theory and popular culture, Information Age Publishing.

Marshall, P., Norris, K., and Baker, A. (2020). Toward People-to-People Understandings in Short-Term International Travel: Critical Race Reflections on Four Encounters in Cuba. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Baker, A. (2019). To Whose Benefit? At What Cost?  Consideration for Ethical Issues in Social Science Research.  In M. Baran and J. Jones (Eds.) Applied Social Science Approaches to Mixed Methods Research, pp. 251-261.  IGI Global.

Baker, A. (2018). A Review of The Room is On Fire: The History, Pedagogy, and Practice of Youth Spoken Word Poetry.  Teachers College Press.

Baker, A. (2017). Comfort Zone X: Establishing Safe Learning Environments for Open Discussion of Critical Issues.  Wisconsin English Journal, fall 2017.

Baker, A. (2017). Foreword. The narrative experiences of African Americans with disabilities: A call for critical reflection.  In S. A. Robinson (Ed.), Untold narratives: African Americans who received special education services and succeeded beyond expectations (pp. vii-ix). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Baker, A. and Weisling, N. F.  (2016). Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers like Me: A Review.  Wisconsin English Journal, 58(1), 60-62.

Bronson, C., Baker, A., Becker, P., Floyd, S., Suleiman, R., Weisling, N. (2016). A White Paper Addressing Faculty Perceptions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as it pertains to the Rank and Tenure Process.  StritchTalks Scholarly Forum, Milwaukee, WI.