Erin Baker, the Armstrong Professional Development Professor in the mechanical and industrial engineering department and director of the IGERT Offshore Wind Energy Program, has been appointed the new associate dean in the College of Engineering.
Her new responsibilities include initiating or coordinating major research proposals, centers or other collaborative research initiatives; organizing institutional support and leveraging state, private, and industry sources of funding; providing oversight of existing and planned college facilities (e.g., space allocations, renovations, and needs assessment); managing government relations at both state and federal levels; and promoting research interactions with industry and technology transfer.
Baker has generated more than $5,257,000 in sponsored research as a principal investigator. She has published 42 papers in refereed academic journals, three refereed conference papers, five book chapters, and six working papers. She has also given two invited keynote and plenary addresses, 20 workshop presentations, 26 invited lectures, 49 conference presentations, and nine public service presentations.
Among her numerous honors, Baker earned an NSF CAREER Award, the Watkins Energy Journal Best Paper Award, and the College of Engineering Outstanding Senior Faculty Award, Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, and IEOR Advisor of the Year Award.
She is a member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the International Association for Energy Economics, and the Decision Analysis Society.
Baker earned her B.A. at the University of California Berkeley, and her M.S. and Ph.D. at Stanford University.