Keith Baker, Ph.D

Associate Professor
(585) 395-5858
Office: Brockport Downtown 540


  • PhD in Local Government, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, July 2008.
  • MSc. in Management, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK, October 2002.
  • BA (Hons.) International Relations and Strategic Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, July 2000.
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education Practice, Northumbria University, UK, March 2013

Courses Taught

  • MPA, Foundations of Public Administration
  • MPA, Public Policy
  • MPA, Organizational Behavior

Professional Appointments

  • September 2018 - Present
    SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York, USA.
    Associate Professor, Public Administration.
  • September 2014 – August 2018
    Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
    Assistant Professor, Political Science, School of Public Policy.
  • April 2011 – August 2014
    Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
    Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Department of Social Sciences.
  • April 2008 – March 2011
    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations
  • December 2006 – March 2008
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
    Research Associate, Manchester Architectural Research Centre.

Consultancy Reports

  • Becker, G. M., Allen-Wolters, E. and Baker, K. (2016). ‘Disciplinary Justice in Corvallis Schools’, Corvallis (OR): Oregon State University School of Public Policy (limited circulation).
  • Van de Walle, S., Baker, K. and Skelcher, C. (2006). Empowerment, Trust and Local Government Powers: A Report for the ESRC Knowledge Transfer Team. Swindon: ESRC and Local Government Association.
  • Baker, K., Hughes, M. and Skelcher, C. (2006). Shared, Corporate and Transactional Services: A Literature Review. Birmingham: University of Birmingham for the Regional Centres of Excellence.
  • Hughes, M. and Baker, K. (2006). Efficiency and Equality – Is There a Conflict Between the Efficiency Agenda and Achieving Quality Objectives in Local Government Procurement? London: Department of Communities and Local Government.