William Perry Baker, Ph.D.


Dr. Baker holds a PhD in Zoology from Arizona State University, a Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Washington. Before joining ICOM, Dr. Baker held teaching and administrative appointments as Biomedical Sciences Coordinator, Academic Dean, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Interim Vice President Academic and Dean. He is the author or co-author of 32 scholarly articles, ancillary Instructors’ Manuals and test item banks for Human Genetics, and holds a US patent for The Antibody Kit. He has given numerous regional and national presentations and has lectured internationally. His diverse classroom experience includes genetics, cancer genetics, parasitology, microbiology, departmental seminars and research electives. He has supervised 12 postgraduate and 21 undergraduate research projects for medical and science students including projects of seven students who received grant funding. Innovation in the classroom earned him the Distinguished Alumni Award from Highline College in 2001. Dr. Baker also engages in public schools outreach on Science Education, Biotechnology, and Cloning. He has 20 years of consulting experience in curriculum development. He maintains membership in professional societies in the basic biomedical sciences and is a lifetime member of DOCARE International. Dr. Baker has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Alliance for Science, Mathematics & Technology Education and as Board Member and President of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. He was Editor of the Journal of the Arizona Nevada Academy of Science from 2006-2008.