University of Southern Indiana

Curriculum Vita

Timberly L. C. Baker, PhD

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

 

EDUCATION:

INDIANA UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Bloomington IN

Ph.D. Educational Leadership Policy Studies; May 2012

 

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, Jonesboro, AR

MSE in Educational Theory and Practice; May 2006

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT PINE BLUFF, Pine Bluff, AR

BSE Secondary Education Social Studies 7-12; May 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA, Evansville, IN

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department, Aug. 2015- Present

Provide engaging, cutting edge instruction, and modeling of culturally responsive practices to address teacher education training in issues of diversity, equity and multicultural education. Provide faculty development, to incorporate and improve instructional strategies to engage diverse learners.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington IN

Research Associate, The Equity Project, December 2012- Present

Lead a team or researchers and graduate students in evaluating, collecting data, and disseminating resources to facilitate, the creation of a statewide network of culturally responsive positive behavior interventions and supports (CR-PBIS); working with school districts throughout the state of Indiana to provide regional training for schools and district leadership teams, working intensively with six demonstration sites, to develop a model of culturally responsive PBIS, and providing technical assistance, and evaluation to schools addressing compliance issues related to disparities in discipline.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington IN

Research Associate, May 2011- December 2012

Provide professional development for Indiana districts and teachers about Assessment and Instruction related to Universal Design for Differentiated Instruction, and Teacher Leadership with a focus on cultural responsive practices; facilitate training for trainers and schools around cultural competence in instruction and discipline; provide support and training for implementation of Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Research Associate and Co-Project Coordinator, July 2010- April 2011

Manage, coordinate and organize an action research grant. Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, employing mixed methods of data collection. Coordinate meetings, facilitate workshops and organize publications for the Lumina Foundation grant for the Community Learning Network, titled “The African American Male Equity Project”; where we focus on research about African Americans male access to college and success through college.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, IN; INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Visiting Research Associate, January 2009- July 2010

Facilitate, coordinate and organize research content, data collection and publications for the WT. Grant Foundation Research Grant for the IU Equity Project; and the Lumina Foundation grant for the Community Learning Network; where we focus on research on African Americans in suspension and expulsion, access to college and success in college.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, IN

Graduate Research Assistant, July 2007- December 2009

Coordinate and organize research contents, data collection and publications for the WT. Grant Foundation Research Grant for the IU Equity Project; where we focus on research on the disproportionality of African Americans in suspension and expulsion.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, IN

Assistant Program Coordinator, January 2007-January 2009

Assist in coordinating diversity collaborations and programs for the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, throughout the University, specific duties for Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Black History Month, and Black Congratulatory Ceremony.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington, IN

Graduate Research Assistant, August 2006- May 2007

Research prescribed topics in educational policy and legal issues with a concentration on equal protection of marginalized groups within public schools.

 

OSCEOLA SCHOOL DISTRICT, Mississippi Delta, Osceola, AR

7th & 8th grade Teacher, August 2004- May 2006

Taught courses in World Geography, Arkansas History, American History to 1877, ACTAAP Test Preparation and Girls Health; Social Studies Department Chair, served as Personnel Policy Committee Representative for Academic Center of Excellence Charter School, District Staff Aerobics Instructor, 8th & 9th Grade Cheerleading Coach, 8th grade Dance Team Instructor and Black History Program Coordinator.

 

PINE BLUFF SCHOOL DISTRICT, Mississippi Delta, Pine Bluff, AR

Adult Education Computer Teacher, September 2003- March 2004

 

CONSULTING/PART TIME PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis IN,

IPS RISE Teacher Evaluation System Consultant, June 2015- present

Assist the district in following a protocol for organizational decision making and change, specific to creating a supplement and training on their adopted teacher evaluation system.

 

Metropolitan School District Pike Township, Indianapolis IN,

New Augusta North Elementary School, May 2015

Provide professional development to faculty and staff addressing teacher motivation, culturally responsive practices, and inclusive excellence in the general education classroom.

 

edTPA, Remote

Secondary Social Studies scorer, January 2015-present

Use standardized evaluation rubrics to ensure effective and sound teaching practices specific to the discipline of social studies. Effectively scoring the submissions of pre-service and in-service secondary teachers across three broad areas, Planning for Instruction and Assessment, Instructing and Engaging Students in Learning, and Assessing Student Learning.

 

Indianapolis Public Schools, Indianapolis IN,

Discipline code revision Consultant, November 2014- present

Assist the district in following a protocol for organizational decision making and change, specific to creating and revising the district wide student code of conduct (SCC). The SCC includes rights and responsibilities of students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators, student behavior expectations, and district discipline policy.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Skiba, R.J., Chung, C.G., Trachok, Baker, T.L., Sheya, A, & Hughes, R.L. (2014) Parsing Disciplinary Disproportionality: Contribution of Infraction, Student, and School Characteristics to Out-of-School Suspension and Expulsion. American Educational Research Journal.

 

Skiba, R. J., Chung, C. G., Trachok, M., Baker, T., Sheya, A., & Hughes, R. (2013). Where should We Intervene?. Closing the School Discipline Gap: Equitable Remedies for Excessive Exclusion, 132.

 

Skiba, R. J., Trachok, M., Chung, C. G., Baker, T., & Hughes, R. (2012, April). Parsing disciplinary disproportionality: Contributions of behavior, student, and school characteristics to suspension and expulsion. In annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Baker, T.L. (2012) Student and School Characteristics: Factors Contributing to African American overrepresentation for defiance. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.lib.indiana.edu/pqdt/docview/1021368225/137C27E715D311D8234/1?accountid=11620.

 

Skiba, R.J, Shure, L.A., Middelberg, L.V. & Baker, T.L. (2011) Reforming School Discipline and Reducing Disproportionality in Suspension and Expulsion. In Jimerson, S.R., Nickerson, A.B., Mayer, M.J. & Furlong, M.J. (Eds.) The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice. Routledge, New York.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Baker, T.L., Haut, J. & Skiba, R. (submitted) Identifying barriers: Creating solutions to improve family engagement.

 

Baker, T. L., Arredondo, M., Lin, C. Skiba, R. J., & Cole, C. (in progress) The “Survival” of inequity in discipline: The use of survival analysis in examining effects of types of student infraction behaviors on exclusionary discipline

 

Baker, T.L. (in progress) Reframing Deficit Thinking: Student defiance as response to Microaggressions.

 

COURSES:

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct—H440 Education and American Culture, Spring 2015

H440 requires students to consider their values, beliefs, biases, and frame of reference as part of a philosophy of teaching; and relate issues of equity, inclusion, and race to educational staples such as testing, school choice, and disciplinary policies and practices. The course uses curriculum theory to assist pre-service teachers in examining the teachers’ role as curriculum developer and evaluator. Additionally requiring students to critically analyze current educational issues that affect children, families, and communities from historical, philosophical, and social perspectives.

Make connections between readings and experiences with children, teachers, and community

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct—H341 American Culture and Education, Fall 2014

H341 examines and addresses historical, philosophical, sociological, political, economic, and legal foundations of education and how they relate to current educational practice. An emphasis is placed on reflection, critical thinking, and open discussion.   The course provides students with an opportunity to better understand why our educational system is what it is today and offers the chance to critically assess past and current educational practices to help students form their own philosophy of education.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct – Y510 Action Research, Spring 2014, Fall 2014

Y510 is an introduction to the basic philosophy and methods of action research in the Masters of Elementary and Secondary Education Program. Students design an action research project and write a proposal. Students learn to select an area of focus, collect data, organize, analyze and interpret data, and take action based on findings. They plan an action research study and write a formal proposal for that study. The course is taught completely online.

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct - M320 Diversity and Learning: Teaching Every Child, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013

Introducing undergraduate pre-service teachers to content from educational psychology, multicultural education, and special education; assist pre-service teachers in critically connecting learning styles, cultural pluralism and classroom teaching strategies that respond positively to the cultures of all students. While providing online curriculum and support and on ground instruction to pre service teachers that enhances their field experience and ultimately shaping them as effective classroom teachers.  

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS- Indianapolis, IN

Adjunct – E555 Diversity and Learning: Teaching Every Child, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013

Introducing Transition to Teach, Masters pre-service teachers to content from educational psychology, multicultural education, and special education; assist pre-service teachers in critically connecting learning styles, cultural pluralism and classroom teaching strategies that respond positively to the cultures of all students. While providing online curriculum and support and on ground instruction to pre service teachers that enhances their field experience and ultimately shaping them as effective classroom teachers.  

 

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, Bloomington IN

Teaching Assistant for School Law, August 2008-December 2008

Support and organize student discussions on-employment discrimination, legal obligation to report abuse, special education laws, and teacher unions- and maintain grade book, and prepare classroom materials like youtube.com clips that demonstrate the issue of law discussed, copies, course readings, and class activity materials.

 

PRESENTATIONS AT ACADEMIC CONFERENCES:

 

Baker, T. (2004) “Suggestions for the State of Youth” Youth Summit of Jefferson County, Presenter, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Baker, T. & Joshua, L. (2004, April). Teaching the Hip Hop Generation. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Educational Access Annual Conference, Pine Bluff, AR.

Baker, T. (2005, December). Mozart Effect. Arkansas State University. Semi- Annual ELSCE Conference, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Baker, T. (2007, November). How Not to Get Your Butt Kicked: Indiana University Men of Color Leadership Conference, Bloomington IN.

Baker, T. & Ingram, S. (2009, July) A Framework for Excellence in African American Male Support. Indiana Black Expo Educational Conference, Indianapolis IN.

Hughes, R. & Baker, T. (2009, August). Data Mining National Council for the Education of Black Children Statewide Conference: Indiana’s Villages Take Responsibility (Part I): A Blueprint for Educating Black Male Students Indianapolis IN.

Hughes, R., Baker, T. & Ingram, S. (2010, February). African American Male Equity Project Action Research Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Multicultural Learning and Teaching Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, T. (2010, June). K-12 Student Defiance: Retaliation Against Microaggression, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Michigan, American Psychological Association, Division 45 Conference.

Floyd, R., Baker, T. & Crayton, T. (2010). How does race impact school and college success rates of African American males in Indiana?. Indiana Black Expo Education Conference, Indianapolis IN.

Thompson, C., Baker, T., Brown, E. & Floyd, R. (2010) What’s Black Got to Do with It? AAMEP Findings of African American Male Programs. Cultural Infusion Conference, Indianapolis IN.

Baker, T. (2010) 7-12 Student Defiance: Retaliation against Microaggression, The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues; Division 45 APA, Ann Arbor, MI

Skiba, R.J., Trachok, M., Baker, T.L., Geun-Chung, C. & Hughes, R. (2012) Parsing Inequity: The Contribution of Individual and Setting Characteristics on African American Disproportionality in School Discipline. American Education Research Association National Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Baker, T., Perez, B. (2012) Order in the Classroom: Discipline without Disruption Indiana Black Expo Education Conference, Indianapolis IN

Skiba, R., Trachok, M., Chung, C. G., Baker, T., Sheya, A., & Hughes, R. (2013). Where Should We Intervene? Contributions of Behavior, Student, and School Characteristics to Suspension and Expulsion. Closing the School Discipline Gap: Research to Practice conference, Washington, DC.

Baker, T. (2013) Reframing Deficit Thinking: Student Defiance as response to Microaggressions Critical Race Theory in Education Conference, Nashville TN

Kelley, G. J., Haut, J., & Baker, T. L. (2013). Reflecting on our practices: Culturally responsive family and community engagement matters. Adapted from presentation at the Indiana Department of Education Disproportionality LEA Forum. Indianapolis, Indiana.

Baker, T., Convery, M. (2014) Colorblind Nature of Monitoring for Disproportionality Critique Critical Race Theory in Education Conference, Nashville, TN.

 

SELECTED INVITED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Invited panelist to speak on “Employment discrimination”. Presented to Legal Issues in Schools H310, Bloomington, IN October, 2006.

Guest Speaker discussing “Being a member of a Teachers Union”. Presented to Legal Issues in Schools H310, Bloomington, IN November, 2006

Invited panelist to speak on “Child Abuse and your reactions as a Classroom Teacher”. Presented to Legal Issues in Schools H310, Bloomington, IN March, 2007.

Invited panelist to speak on “Great Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.”. Presented for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Tau Nu Chapter Indiana University, Bloomington IN, March, 2007

Invited panelist to speak on “Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations”. Presented to U212, Bloomington IN October 2007

Invited panelist to speak on “Employment discrimination”. Presented to Legal Issues in Schools H310, Bloomington, IN October, 2007.

Invited panelist to speak on “Graduate Student Life”. Presented on behalf of Undergraduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Bloomington IN October 2008.

Invited presenter to address “Going HAM: Reframing our thinking about conflict” Social Graces, Bloomington IN, October, 2011.

Invited presenter to address “Conflict Resolution in the classroom: A student conversation” Social Graces, Bloomington IN, March, 2013.

Invited moderator/facilitator to address “ Unity in the IU NPHC Organizations”. Presented on behalf of IU National Pan Hellenic Council Board. Bloomington IN, April 2012

Baker, T. & Ingram, S. (2009, April) A Framework for Excellence in African American Male Support. National Council for the Education of Black Children: A Blueprint for Excellence, Washington D.C.

Baker, T., Ingram, S. & Thompson, C. (2009, August) A Framework for Excellence in African American Male Support. McCoy Conference, Indianapolis IN.

Hughes, R. & Baker, T. (2009, September) “Dispelling the Myth of Data: School Discipline Data in Indiana”. Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Symposium, Hammond IN.

Baker, T., Crayton, T. (2010) “Talking about Data”. Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Symposium, Indianapolis IN.

Ritter, S., Shure, L., & Baker, T. (2011) “Disproportionality and PBIS”. Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Symposium, Hammond, IN.

Baker. T. (Spring, 2012) “From Disproportionality to Proportionality what do we really want?” Presented to P681 Achieving Equity in Education.

Baker. T. (Fall, 2012) “Disproportionality in Discipline: the Defiance contribution” Presented to P681 Achieving Equity in Education.

Baker, T., Perez, B. (2012) “Order in the Classroom: Discipline without Disruption” Presented to Indiana Association of Black School Educators, and Marion University School of Education Students.

Baker. T. (Spring, 2013) “The Discipline Gap” Presented to P681 Achieving Equity in Education.

Kelley, G. J.; Gray, C.D., Kigamwa, J.C., Floyd, R.D., and Baker, T.L. (2013) Emerging Scholars in Equity Community Conversations: Research to Practice. , Great Lakes Equity Center, Indianapolis, IN,

Azziz, R., Blue, D. and Baker, T. (Fall, 2013) “Facilitating Productive Conversations about Race Poverty”, PBIS-IN Coaches Forum, Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, T., Blockett, R. (Fall, 2014) “Let’s Talk about Race: Using your Privilege as Resistance”, Bloomington PRIDE Summerfest, September 6, 2014, Bloomington, IN.

Baker, T., Kelley, G. (Summer, 2014) “My Data Says What?!!! Facilitating meaningful conversations about disaggregated data”. Indianapolis Public Schools Multicultural Cultural Competence Institute, July 24, 2014, Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, T., Kelley, G. (Fall, 2014) “Disproportionality, Discipline, Detention, Suspension and Expulsion: What trends are we seeing in schools”. Indianapolis Alliance for Black School Educators, November 11, 2014, Marion University, Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, T., Skiba, R. (December, 2014) Culturally Responsive Measures for CRPBIS. CR-PBIS Workgroup, December 18, 2014, GotoMeeting Online.

Baker. T. (Spring, 2015) “Lets Talk about Race: Using Your Privilege as Resistance” Presented to P681 Achieving Equity in Education.



SERVICE:

Student Mentoring/ Dissertation Support

  • Dissertation Committee Member:  Topic-- The Missing Link in the Discipline Disparities Chain: An Examination of School Discipline Practices for Girls

Organizational Service

  • American Educational Research Journal, Reviewer, 2014

  • Berkley Review of Education Journal, Article Reviewer, 2014

  • Critical Race Studies in Education Association, Proposal Reviewer, Session Chair, 2014,2015

  • PBIS-IN Coaches Forum Planning Committee, Volunteer/ Presenter, 2013

  • National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Proposal Reviewer, 2013

  • Pearson Education Corporation, Test Bias Review Committee Reviewer, 2012

  • Indiana Teacher Appraisal Support System—Trainer/District Consultant, Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, October 2011- May 2012

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, January 2007- January 2009

  • Black History Month Committee, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, February 2007- February 2008

  • Black Congratulatory Ceremony, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, March 2007, 2008

  • School of Education Diversity Council Student Representative, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, October 2008- May 2009

  • Educational Leadership Policy Studies Student Mentor 2008-2009, 2009-2010

  • VOICE Student Support Subcommittee, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, October 2007-April 2008

 

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

 

Undoing Racism, presented by The Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond, July 2011, Indianapolis IN and December 2011, Bloomington IN, and August 2012, Bloomington IN

 

ACT 1236 of 2011: Child Maltreatment Course, July 20, 2012 from Arkansas ideas.aetn.org

 

Explorations in Equity with Glenn Singleton, Monday, January 9, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST, https://www2.gotomeeting.com/join/254013746/106485642

 

Effective Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom, January 10, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST,

Creating Effective Classroom Assessments, March 7, 2012, 60 min http://edweek.org/go/webinar/ClassroomAssessments

“Differentiation: Moving Away from One Size Fits All” March 15, 2012, http://edweek.org/go/webinar/differentiation

Cultural Proficiency: A Way of Working in the World, Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PT), https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?password=dylzrg9eazvrvqi7&sid=vclass

 

Overview of the School Discipline Guidance Package, Wednesday January 15th 2014 3:30-5:00 PM (EST) https://air-org.adobeconnect.com/ncssle   

 

Instructional Shifts in College and Career Readiness, Friday, September 26, 2014; 12-4 pm, Indiana Department of Education


UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL

 

  • Black Graduate Student Association, Indiana University, Bloomington IN September 2006- 2011

  • Vice President, Black Graduate Student Association, Indiana University Bloomington IN, 2008-2009

  • President Black Graduate Student Association, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, 2007-2008

  • African American Dance Ensemble member, African American Arts Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, Fall 2006.

 

CURRENT NATIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., April 2002- present

American Educational Research Association, March 2007-present

Critical Race Studies in Education Association, May 2013- present

 

AWARDS

  • Indiana Teacher Appraisal Support System, “Outstanding Contributor”, IUPUI/CELL, May 2012

  • School of Education Faculty Fellow, Indiana University, Bloomington 2009-2010.

  • Student Leader Award Spring 2007, Indiana University Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic Support and Diversity.

  • WT Grant Foundation Graduate Assistantship, Center for Evaluation in Education Policy, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007-2009

  • Profitt Scholar, School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington IN, 2006-2007

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Sorority Sister of the Year 2004, South Central Regional Conference, 2004

  • State of Arkansas Senate Citation pursuant to Senator Henry “Hank” Wilkins, IV, presented  May 9, 2004.

 


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