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Nancy Baker, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology
Los Angeles (APA Approved), 1989
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Areas of Instruction:
Law and Ethics
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Feminist and multicultural perspectives on psychological assessment and treatment
Gender and Violence
Social justice issues in the forensic environment
Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Psychology
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, Society for the Psychology of Women (D.35)
Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (D.45)
Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues (D. 44)
Fellow, Society for General Psychology (D.1)
Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (D. 9)
Fellow, APA Division of Trauma Psychology (D.56)
Member, American Psychological Society
Member, California State Psychological Association
Member, Association for Women in Psychology
Member, APA Divisions 5, 12, 18, 41
Member, Police and Public Safety Section of APA D.18
Honors and Awards:
Laura Brown Award, APA D.35, 2007
APA Presidential Citation 2004
Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, ABPP 1997
Exemplary Service Award, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, 1991
Outstanding Dissertation Award, CSPP-LA, 1989
National Science Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, 197-1974
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
University Honors, Stanford University, 1971
Departmental Honors, Psychology, Stanford University, 1971
Cap & Gown Women’s Honor Society, Stanford University, 1970
Baker, N. L. (2013). Intimate partner violence in lesbian relationships. In Denmark, F., & Siegal, J. (Eds), Violence Against Girls and Women: International Perspectives, Volume Two: Adult, Midlife. Praeger.
Baker, N. L., Buick, J. D., Kim, S. R., Moniz, S., & Nava, K. L. (2013). Lessons from examining same-sex intimate partner violence. Sex Roles, 69(3-4), 182-192. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-012-0218-3
Baker, N. L. (2012). What makes a family. Sex Roles, 68, 279–281.
Baker, N. L., Vasquez, M. J. T., & Shullman, S. L. (2012). Assessing employment discrimination and harassment. In R. Otto (Ed.) Forensic psychology (Vol. 11) of I.B. Weiner (Ed.) Comprehensive handbook of psychology. New York: John Wiley.
Baker, N. L. & Mason, J. L. (2010). Gender issues in psychological assessment of personality and abilities. In Chrisler, J. C. & McCreary (Eds.) Handbook of Gender Research in Social and Applied Psychology, Vol. 2. New York: Springer.
Baker, N. L. & Greene, B. (2007). Lesbian women and leadership: Which comes first. In Chin, J. L., Lott, B., Rice, J. K., & Sanchez-Hucles (Eds.) Women and Leadership. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
Baker, N. L. (2006). Feminist psychology in the service of women: Staying engaged without getting married. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 1-14.
Baker, N. L. (2005). Women, work, and discrimination. In Barnes, A. (Ed.) The Handbook of Women, Psychology, and the Law. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Baker, N. L. (2003). Terrorism: Another form of violence. In Banks, A.; Daniel, J. H.;and Slater, L. (Eds.) The Complete Guide to Women’s Mental Health. Boston: Beacon Press.
Communication Across Cohorts: Social Change And Meaning. Presented at the symposium, Older Age and Identities, Nancy Knauer, Chairperson, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA
Feminist Perspectives on LGBT Aging. Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues for Positive Aging: Psychological Issues for the Pre-Stonewall Cohort. Positive Aging Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Gender and Cohort Concerns in Transgender Issues: A Panel Discussion, Seth Pardo, Chairperson. Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
2009: When do we need to be in the Room: Results of a Pilot Study. Presented at the Symposium, Education in the Electronic Age: When do we need to be in the Room? N. L. Baker (chair), Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada.
2008: Research with Latino/Latina Immigrants: Issues and Results. N.L. Baker (chair), Symposium presented at California Psychological Association Convention, Anaheim, CA.
2005: Forging common ground: A Difficult Dialogue. N.L. Baker (chair),Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
2005: Feminist Psychology: Engaged or Married. Division Presidential Address. Presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.
2005: Legal and ethical issues in Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations. Presented at the Annual Consortium of Police Psychologists Symposium (COPPS), Sarasota, FL.
Contracts with California State Personnel Board from 1998 to 2011 to provide psychological assessment of police and public safety officers and candidates (including correctional officers).
2012-current: Member, Board of Trustees, Fielding Graduate University.
2011-2012: Member, Academic Senate and Senate Leadership Committee, Fielding Graduate University.
2009-2011: Co-Chair, Academic Senate and Senate Leadership Committee, Fielding Graduate University.
2008-2011: Chair, School of Psychology Academic Committee, Fielding Graduate University
2007-2010: Member, WASC Accreditation Committee, Fielding Graduate University
2006-present: Director, Forensic Concentration, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University
Other Professional Activities:
President-elect, Society for General Psychology (current)
Former President, Society for the Psychology of Women (2005)
Former President, Section for the Study of Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Issues (APA D.35) (2004)
Former Chairperson, APA Committee on Women in Psychology (2001)
Former Member, APA Committee on Women in Psychology (1999-2001)
Former member, National Leadership, Association for Women in Psychology (1997-1999)
2014: Psychology of Women Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer
2014: Journal of Homosexuality, Ad hoc reviewer
2013: Clinical Gerontologist, Ad hoc reviewer
2013: Psychology of Violence, Ad hoc reviewer
2009-2012: Psychology of Women Quarterly, Consulting Editor
2008-2009: American Psychologist, Ad hoc reviewer
2005-2009: Psychology of Women Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer
2004-2012: Sex Roles, Ad hoc reviewer
2004-2006: Women in Therapy, Ad hoc reviewer
2004: APA Books, Ad hoc reviewer
1996-1999: Association for Women in Psychology, National Newsletter Editor
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