At the Faculty Recognition Gathering on Wednesday, 20 April, Dr. Laura Baker received the Distinguished Career Award from St. Edward’s University, recognizing her outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship, and service. Dr. Baker has taught over 600 sections of courses and 4700 students in her time at St. Edward’s, all while frequently serving as Department Chair or Department Head. Congratulations to Dr. Baker. (We proudly note that the winner of this award has come from NSCI both of the last two years: Dr. Bill Quinn was last year’s winner.)
Dr. Baker receives the Distinguished Career Award from SEU surrounded by her CS faculty colleagues.
Dr. Laura Baker has taught at St. Edward’s University in the Department of Computer Science since 1989 and has been Department Head or Chair from 1997 – 2002 and again continuously since 2008. Dr. Baker was tenured in 2000 and promoted to full professor in 2005. She has twice been selected for the School of Natural Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award (1992 – 1993 and 2000 – 2001) and once as the winner of the St. Edward’s University Excellence in Teaching Award (2001 – 2002).
A published textbook author and active in her professional society, Dr. Baker has supervised more than 60 undergraduate student research projects over her career at St. Edward’s.
Remarkably, since her arrival in 1989, she has been the instructor of record for more than 600 sections sections of courses (Fall, Spring, and Summer) that have enrolled more than 4700 students.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Laura Baker, this year’s St. Edward’s University Distinguished Career Award winner.
Gary A. Morris
Dean of Natural Sciences