Scott K. Baker, Ph.D.
Dr. Baker is a Research Professor at the Center on Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Southern Methodist University (SMU), and a Senior Research Associate at the Center on Teaching and Learning (CTL), University of Oregon. He was the founding Executive Director of CORE and the Associate Director and Research Director of CTL. Dr. Baker has been Principal Investigator on numerous education grants from the Institute of Education Sciences and other federal agencies. Dr. Baker is interested in the role of scientific research in education policy and practice, especially related to improving student outcomes. He is particularly interested in the challenges faced by English learners and by children struggling with learning difficulties. Dr. Baker’s research has focused on developing and testing academic interventions, and the mechanisms that underlie effective interventions.