Cheryl Baker

Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Educational Leadership;
Coordinator of Assessment for Educator Preparation

Phone: (603) 535-2737


Cheryl Baker has over a decade of experience in K-12 education teaching business, technology and social science. She worked with Granite State College as an online course designer before teaching Plymouth State University graduate courses in technology integration.

Currently, she works for the Office of Educator Preparation as the Coordinator of Assessment for Educator Preparation. Baker teaches Educational Leadership courses at the MEd, CAGS, and EdD level and supervises doctoral candidates through their dissertation work. Baker has published in journals such as Chemical Senses and The New Hampshire Journal of Education.

 Degrees and Education

  • EdD, Learning, Leadership, and Community, Plymouth State University
  • CAGS, Educational Technology, Plymouth State University
  • MEd, Educational Technology, Plymouth State College
  • BA, Psychology, Framingham State College

 Research Interests

  • Impact of technology integration in the classroom
  • Professional development with use of technology
  • Effect of different leadership styles on the quality of education programs
  • Educational equity in rural schools
  • Transformational change in higher education

 Scholarly Publications/ Writings/ Conference Presentations

  • Dissertation: Beginning to Understand Why New Hampshire’s Rural Educators Chose Not to Join New Hampshire’s Newly Developed On-Line Professional Learning Communities: A Quantitative and Qualitative Study
  • Learning is a Social Endeavor – NH Journal of Education
  • Not Just for Adolescents – NAMLE Newsletter
  • Growing Enrollment Through Program Development, Recruitment, and Gradual Change – NAGAP
  • A Peek at NH’s Technology Promoting Student Excellence Initiative – NH Journal of Education
  • Creating an Active Community of Learners, IAFOR North American Conference on Education
  • The Time is Now! Implementing Professional Learning Communities in NH’s North Country – North Country Education Services
  • Surviving the Dissertation Process – PSU’s Graduate Research Society
  • Andragogy vs. Pedagogy: Center for Education Teaching and Learning

Associations, Boards, and Committees

  • North Country Education Services, Board of Directors

Courses Taught

  • AD 6230 Extending Leadership: Community Outreach
  • AL 5080 Teaching Adults
  • AL 5090 Program Design and Evaluation
  • ED 5005 Social Psychology and Mythology Across Cultures
  • EP 7030 Transforming the Educational Agenda
  • EP 8000 Emerging Perspectives on Learning and Development
  • EP 8800 Dissertation Research