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Nelson Baker | Dean of Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology

Nelson Baker | Dean of Professional Education, Georgia Institute of Technology

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Nelson Baker currently serves as the Dean of Professional Education at Georgia Institute of Technology and a Professor in the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As dean, Dr. Baker leads a multifaceted operation including the Global Learning Center, Georgia Tech-Savannah, the Language Institute, and Georgia Tech’s extensive professional education programs in STEM- and business-related subjects. Dr. Baker also oversees educational outreach programs and serves as the interface between Georgia Tech’s professional education activities and the industries, corporations, government agencies and professional societies that benefit from them. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, Georgia Tech Professional Education has steadily expanded, now serving more than 36,000 learners worldwide and 2,600 organizations each year.

Dr. Baker serves as the Secretary General of the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) and is also the President of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). He is the Past-Chair of the Georgia Board of Regents Administrative Committee on Public Service and Continuing Education, and he is an active member of ASEE and ASCE.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Baker earned his B.C.E. in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Baker earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civic Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Baker has earned several awards throughout his career including the National Science Foundation National Young Investigator, the Outstanding Innovative Use of Education Technology Award from Georgia Institute of Technology and the W. Roane Beard Georgia Institute of Technology Outstanding Teacher Award.

You can connect with Nelson Baker through Georgia Tech website and through LinkedIn. You can connect with Nelson Baker through Twitter as well @nelson_baker.

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