Zeb Baker Ph.D.
Dr. Zeb Baker is the Founding Executive Director of the Miami University Honors College. He provides overall leadership of the Honors College, working with students, faculty, and campus partners to foster citizen scholars who use their honors education in the pursuit of lives and careers of meaning and purpose. In the course of his decade-long leadership of honors education at Miami, he successfully directed the transition of the University Honors Program into the Honors College, the founding of which was ranked as the university’s top strategic priority in the MiamiRISE strategic plan in 2019. He oversaw the launch of the Honors College on July 1, 2021.
Dr. Baker earned his B. A. in English from Georgia Southern University (2001), his M. A. in American Studies from the University of Alabama (2003), and his Ph.D. in American Studies from Emory University (2009). Before arriving at Miami in July 2013, he was a faculty member in the History department at Georgia Southern. An award-winning sport historian, he has published widely on the intersections of race and college sports. He is currently working on a groundbreaking history of the racial desegregation of the Southeastern Conference.
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