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Due to the impending winter weather, WKU Owensboro will close at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday.

Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert.

School of Leadership Studies - John Baker

Dr. John Baker

Dr. John Baker

Assistant Professor and Unit Leader, Leadership Studies

Phone:  270.745.5149

Bio and Interests

John Baker is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Leadership, an academic unit in the School of Professional Studies, University College. Prior to joining WKU in 2006, Dr. Baker had a career in the US Army where he spent over 26 years on active duty serving throughout the United States and overseas.  His assignments included various command and staff positions, Instructor at the United States Military Academy in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, and Professor of Military Science and Leadership at both Drexel University and Western Kentucky.  Dr. Baker earned a BS degree from West Point in 1980, a MS degree in Physical Geography from the University of Wisconsin in 1990, a MS degree in Engineering Management from Drexel University in 2000, and a Doctorate in Education from WKU in 2011.  Dr. Baker's research interests focus on peer and military leadership. 

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