Baker is an electrical engineer, former university assistant professor, and entrepreneur. He has a number of peer-reviewed scientific publications and chapters in engineering texts and is the holder of two US patents.
Coming out of retirement in 1999, he founded The Roger Bacon Academy which manages four public charter schools in North Carolina that have a combined diverse enrollment of over 2,200 students. These schools are:
- Charter Day School, 1050 students in K-8, 12 miles west of Leland, est. in 2000;
- Columbus Charter School, 900 students in K-8, 7 miles north of Whiteville, est. in 2007;
- Douglass Academy, 200 students in K-5, downtown Wilmington, est. in 2013;
- South Brunswick Charter, 400 students in K-5, 8 miles west of Southport, est. in 2014.
The views expressed on this site are strictly his personal opinions and do not necessarily represent those of the schools or of the Academy or of any of the other entities with which he may be or has been associated.
Charter Day School, Inc. 501C3, as Secretary
The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc., Private Corporation, Board Member/Owner
The John Locke Foundation, 501C3, former Board Member
North Carolina Charter School Advisory Board, Former Member
North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools, Inc. 501C3, former Board Member and Chair
He is married with four children and five-and-a-half grandchildren.
His hobbies include archery, poetry, and (formerly) thousands of miles of blue-water sailing in his Island Packet-38 and ham radio.
His CV is here: