2016 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award Recipient
SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor
Dr. Blane Baker
William Jewell College
Dr. Blane Baker is the Wallace A. Hilton Professor of Physics at William Jewell College. He received a BA in Physics from William Jewell in 1986 and earned both an MA and a PhD from Washington University with specialization in condensed matter physics. His teaching career spans nearly twenty years. He has served as SPS Chapter Advisor at William Jewell College since 2004.
Dr. Baker has shown extraordinary dedication to student development, a commitment to servant leadership, a heart for service and a true commitment to improving the world around him. His efforts have had impacts both locally and globally. On-campus he is renowned for his accessible teaching and demonstrations and has established partnerships with local disadvantaged elementary schools. Off-campus, he has taken students on work trips to Haiti, Guatemala, a correctional facility in Eagle Pass, Texas and the Lakota community in South Dakota. Dr. Baker has also played a critical role in the Society of Physics Students national governance, serving as a Zone Councilor since 2013 and hosting a Zone 12 meeting. It is for the accomplishments and his steadfast commitment that we recognize Dr. Blane Baker as the 2015-16 Outstanding Chapter Advisor.