Daniel B. Baker

Hometown: Boone, North Carolina

Undergraduate Institution and Major:
Appalachian State University, Criminal Justice and Criminology (BS)

Graduate Institution and Major:
Appalachian State University, Criminal Justice and Criminology (MS)

Relevant Professional Experience:
May 2016 – August 2016
Temporary Research Position; Union County, Ohio – Officer of the Commissioner

January 2012 – May 2012
North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Probation Office Criminal Justice Internship

Research Interests:
I study decision-making, specifically how social identity and organizational identity affect bureaucrats decisions, decision-making processes, and outcomes for target populations. Additionally, I plan to study the interactions between leadership, organizational culture, organizational behavior, and legitimacy of government decisions

Funded Appointments:
Instructor of Record – Writing and Communications in Public Affairs

Teaching Assistant – Writing and Communications, Public Affairs Decision Making, Managing HR in Public Organizations, Public Management, Master’s Capstone: Research Paper, Public Affairs Program Evaluation

Conference Presentations:
Social Identity and Prosecutorial Discretion: An Empirical Assessment with Individual Level Administrative Data: Public Management Research Conference (June 2017)

Representative Bureaucracy and Prosecutorial Discretion: Midwest Public Affairs Conference (June 2016).

Student Drinking: Misperceptions and Risk of Victimization: Poster presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Annual Meeting (March 2015).

Challenging and Improving Situations for the Low-Wage Worker: Through the Lens of Social Justice: North Carolina Criminal Justice Association (NCCJA) (February 2014)

Selected Publications:
Baker, W. M., Holcomb, J. E., & Baker, D. B. (2017). An Assessment of the Relative Importance of Criminal Justice Learning Objectives. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 28(1), 129-148.

Professional Service Activities:
President (Spring 2017 – Present), Glenn College Doctoral Student Organization
Treasurer (Summer 2016 – Spring 2017), Glenn College Colloquium Series
Doctoral Student Representative (2015 - Present), Glenn College Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Honors & Awards:
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University. (Spring 2017)

Participant, Teaching Assistant Discussion Circle, UCAT, The Ohio State University. (Spring 2016)

Recipient of Richter Moore Fellowship Stipend, Appalachian State University. (Spring 2015)

James B. Merritt Student Excellence Award for Contributions to the Profession of Criminal Justice in North Carolina. Awarded by North Carolina Criminal Justice Association (NCCJA). (Spring 2014)

Professional Affiliations:
Public Management Research Association (PMRA)

Research Advisors:
Russell Hassan



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