Dr. Dan Baker

Teaching Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Daniel BakerDan Baker is a Teaching Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and teaches in the department full time. He is one of the primary instructors for both the on-campus and online sections of Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics. He is a passionate learner and works to optimize student learning through interactive learning activities, targeted assessments, and elevating student motivation. He learned of his love for teaching as a tour boat captain during his college summers. Dan has a Ph.D. from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado. Dan’s limited research focuses on the science of teaching and learning.

Research Interests

  • Impact of belonging on student persistence and success
  • Development and use of virtual interactives for learning
  • Use and effectiveness of open educational resources (OER) for learning

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Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering B206
Phone: 970-491-0261
Fax: 970-491-7727

Curriculum Vitae

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  • B.S. 1999, Montana State University – Civil Engineering
  • M.S. 2001, Montana State University – Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2009, Colorado State University – Civil Engineering