Dr. Charles Baker (February 3, 1937 – April 23, 2011)
With Dr. Baker’s passing this spring, we are taking time to reflect on his contributions to our world.
Dr. Baker was a distinguished professor who shared his passion about biology and life with students and colleagues. He enjoyed a teaching career at Boise State University that spanned 32 wonderful years. A zoologist by training, Dr. Baker’s major responsibilities included the zoological aspects of General Biology, the advanced general biology course for majors, and the development of new courses in Entomology and Parasitology. As Boise State University grew from a two year college to a four year institution, Dr. Baker became instrumental in the development of a new non-majors core class called the Concepts of Biology.
Dr. Baker always challenged his students to excel in their coursework and to expand their understanding of the natural world. He helped shape many lives and careers with words of advice, encouragement, and compassion. We will miss Dr. Charles Baker.
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