Baker, Ruth
Ruth Baker

Ruth Baker

Assistant Professor

Start Year: 2012

Geography and Mapping Sciences
Office: 340 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3264



B.A., Anthropology and Environmental Studies – Macalester College

M.E.M., Environmental Law and Policy – Yale University

Ph.D. Candidate in Geography – University of Minnesota

Ruth Baker's professional interests encompass several components of physical geography.

Professor Baker teaches:
Physical Geography
Weather and Climate
World Water Resources
Advanced Climatology
Natural Disasters. 

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.