Dale Baker is an Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Educational Research Association. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1981 with an EdD in science education. Baker also has a master's degree in teaching from Trenton State College and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests are in equity issues in science, science teacher professional development and engineering education.
Baker is a former co-editor of the lead journal in science education, the Jounal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST), and also serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Learning Technology and the Journal of Engineering Education. She co-authored "Letting Girls Speak Out About Science," which was selected for the JRST issue which featured the most influential research in the past 40 years of the journal.