Dr. Baker taught history at The Nueva Upper School in San Mateo, California, for three years and The University of Iowa for seven years.
What makes you excited about your subject, and why do you like teaching it?
“I like sort of engaging with these ideas about why communities come together, like what allows communities to form because they’re kind of miraculous in a lot of ways because they’re weird, like the way we cooperate.”
What is one thing that students should know about you?
“I play a lot of RPGs, both pen and paper, like D&D and Blades in the Dark and also video games as well. My favorite kind of RPG that I played would be Mass Effect. My wife’s playing the Final Fantasy.”