Professor, College of Education at California State University, Sacramento
Susan Baker is a Professor in the Department of Teacher Credentialing in the College of Education at California State University, Sacramento. Her areas of interest include effective teaching practices for English learners, and, in the area of multicultural education, practices that bridge distances between teacher candidates and racially, socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations of students. Dr. Baker is the Project Director for the U.S. Department of Education Grant: “STEM Power” and the past Project Director for the New Generation of Educators Initiative funded by the S. D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation. She is the co-author of “Education of the Community, by the Community, and for the Community: The Language Academy of Sacramento”, in Interrupting Tradition: Prioritizing Urban Children, their Teachers and Schools through Professional Development Schools; and the article ‘The M/M Center: Meeting the Demand for Multicultural, Multilingual Teacher Preparation’. She earned her doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Culture at Stanford University.