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Nancy Baker
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

Areas of Instruction:

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Law and Ethics
  • Multicultural Psychology

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Feminist and multicultural perspectives on psychological assessment and treatment
  • Gender and Violence
  • Social justice issues in the forensic environment

Professional Memberships:

  • 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:
  •  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.


  • 2013:   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
  • 2012:   Feminist Perspectives on LGBT Aging. Presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Annual Conference, Palm Springs, CA.
  • 2011:  Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues for Positive Aging: Psychological Issues for the Pre-Stonewall Cohort. Positive Aging Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2011:  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. 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 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).

Professional Experience:

  • 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:

Leadership Roles:
  • 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)

Editorial service:
  • 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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