Dr. Andrew C. Baker

Assistant Professor
Education: PhD, Rice University, 2014
Office: Ferguson Social Sciences Building, 106
Phone: 903-468-8742
Email address: Andrew.Baker@tamuc.edu

Research Interests
Twentieth Century United States; Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History; Metropolitan and Suburban History; Oral History and Memory; 

Recent Publications

"Risk, Doubt, and the Biological Control of Southern Waters," Environmental History 24, No. 2 (April 2019): 327-50.

“Suburban Strife and the Perils of Municipal Incorporation in Texas,” In Lone Star Suburbs: Life on the Texas Metropolitan Frontier, edited by Paul J.P. Sandul and M. Scott Sosebee, 68-94. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. 

Bulldozer Revolutions: A Rural History of the Metropolitan South, University of Georgia Press, Environmental History and the American South Series, 2018.

“Metropolitan Growth along the Nation’s River: Power, Waste and Environmental Politics in a Northern Virginia County, 1943-1971.” Journal of Urban History 42 (January 2016): 1-17.

Recent Courses Taught
U.S. History from 1865 (in-person, honors, and online)
Historical Geography
Where are you? (signature course)
Forrest Gump's America (honors)
The Sunbelt: A 20th Century American Region
Twentieth Century United States
Metropolitan History
Intro to Public History (undergraduate and graduate)
Oral History Theory and Methods (undergraduate and graduate)
Colloquium in US Post 1920 (graduate)
King Cotton and His Realm (graduate)
Historical Research and Writing (graduate)