Baker, Jerry Dr.

Academic Affairs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tift Hall – 2nd Floor Administrative Suite
229.391.4793
jbaker@abac.edu
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Jerry Baker is the Dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Resources and a Professor in the Department of Agriculture. Prior to this position he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.  He is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Animal Science Societies and a former faculty member at the University of Georgia, Texas A&M University and the University of Nebraska.

While at the University of Georgia, he developed his own research programs and provided leadership for animal and dairy science programs on the Tifton Campus.  From 1996-2003 he was the research, extension and instruction coordinator for the Department of Animal Science there.

He has been actively involved in collaborative beef cattle research with reproductive physiologists, ruminant nutritionists, forage agronomists, plant geneticists and meat scientists while at both the University of Georgia and Texas A& M University. He has been recognized as a leader in animal genetics and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served six years as the Publisher for American Scientist. Dr. Baker has edited three books, written more than 50 journal articles, presented nearly 100 abstracts and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Animal Science and the Professional Animal Scientist.  He has also served on national and international program committees focused on animal genetics. His research involved collaborative projects between various state and federal agencies as well as colleges around the world.

Education

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Ph.D in Animal Breeding, 1982
M.S. in Animal Breeding, 1979

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
B.S. in Biology & Chemistry, 1974

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Association Executives, CAE
Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies Executives
Association of Fundraising Professionals
American Society of Animal Science
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Life Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow

Board Memberships

Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (current service)
NC FIRST, Executive Board (ncfirstrobotics.org), Chair of Board (current service)
Association Executives of North Carolina (previous service)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (previous service)
American Society of Animal Science (previous service)
Federation of Animal Science Societies (previous service)
National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research (previous service)