Lee D. Baker Reappointed to a New Term as Dean of Academic Affairs at Duke

lee-bakerLee D. Baker, a professor of cultural anthropology, sociology, and African and African American studies at Duke University, has been reappointed to a new term as dean of academic affairs at Duke’s Trinity College. He also was reappointed associate vice provost for undergraduate education.

Dr. Baker is a graduate of Portland State University in Oregon. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the author of From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (University of California Press, 1998), Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003), and Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture (Duke University Press, 2010).

Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College, stated, “Lee represents the best of what I like to call the scholar administrator. He has been instrumental in increasing undergraduate research at Duke, improving undergraduate advising, strengthening our support for athletes, and improving student success in science fields.”

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