Start Year: 2012
Geography and Mapping Sciences
Office: 340 Kleinpell Fine Arts
B.A., Anthropology and Environmental Studies – Macalester College
M.E.M., Environmental Law and Policy – Yale University
Ph.D., Geography – University of Minnesota
Ruth Baker's professional interests encompass several components of physical geography.
Professor Baker teaches:
Weather and Climate
World Water Resources
Her research interests center on instrumental snowfall trends in the Upper Midwestern US, climate governing ocean-atmospheric patterns, and the socio-economic and environmental implications of a shifting climate system and human-environment interactions.
In her free time, Ruth Baker enjoys baking, gardening, the Minnesota Vikings, and natural disaster movies.