Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker

Chair in Aboriginal Education, College of Education
Assistant Professor, Curriculum Studies

Research areas

First Nations Education; Indigenous Research Methodologies; Indigenous Science Education; Environmental Education; Faculty Development

Curriculum Vitae

Jeff Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Curriculum Studies Department and Chair in Aboriginal Education for the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. A graduate of the SUNTEP program at the U of S, Jeff is a Métis educator and scholar whose holistic and relational approaches to teaching and research seek to decolonize and Indigenize institutions of formal education. Drawing on Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies, Jeff attempts to weave Indigenous languages, knowledges, and ways of knowing throughout his academic work. Jeff’s doctoral research is focused on the transformative possibilities of Indigenous Science Education for catalyzing more equitable and sustainable ways of living.

In the role of Chair, Jeff’s research will be focused on Aboriginal education at the K-12 level, including research in early childhood education and educational leadership. Jeff will be working with the Aboriginal Education Research Centre and Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit in pursuing collaborative research programs designed to improve the educational experience of all students. In doing so, Jeff will continue to build respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities locally, nationally, and globally. Jeff is also interested in faculty development, and in a previous position helped to establish the Indigenous Voices staff and faculty development program. Jeff’s teaching includes courses in Indigenous education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly with the ITEP and SUNTEP programs. Jeff credits his father and cross-cultural teaching and learning experiences for inspiring him to pursue his research interests.

Undergraduate Teaching

  • EADM 425 - Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education

Graduate Teaching

  • EADM 811 - History and Development of Organizational Theory
  • EADM 819 - First Nations Educational Leadership and Governance

Selected Publications