Dr. Daniel Baker

Dr. Daniel B. Baker earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs. His research and teaching focus on policing, prosecutorial discretion, public management, and leadership. He has experience working with a variety of law enforcement organizations to understand the influence of leadership and organizational culture on officer attitudes and performance. His research has been published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. Daniel grew up in North Carolina and completed his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice and Criminology at Appalachian State University.

Areas of Expertise and Interest:

  • Policing
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Public Management and Leadership
  • Organizational Culture


  • Ph.D. Public Policy and Management, The Ohio State University
  • M.S. Criminal Justice and Criminology, Appalachian State University
  • B.S. Criminal Justice and Criminology, Appalachian State University
Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: bakerdb@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6350

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
351 F Anne Belk Hall