Aaliyah Baker

Assistant Professor


Faculty - Educational Leadership

Aaliyah Baker began her career in education as a classroom teacher with the Milwaukee Public Schools.  She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Multicultural Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  Before joining the faculty at Stritch, she was an adjunct instructor at Marquette University, Teaching Assistant at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and site facilitator and Co-Director for research at the Cardinal Stritch University Literacy Centers.  Her research interests include critical race theory, multicultural education, sociocultural theories of learning, and the role of race, class and gender in educational achievement and experiences in schools.  She has conducted research within the scope of education, society, culture and learning in Morocco and South Africa under a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant.

As an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Leadership, Dr. Baker works to demonstrate how culturally responsive teaching is both relevant to all students’ lives and accessible across content areas.  Her focus is to effectively engage educators in understanding the importance of creating equitable educational experiences for all students.  She hopes to build meaningful partnerships with surrounding schools, districts and communities in hopes of fostering a high level of success for students.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on sociocultural theories and instructional models of language and literacy and qualitative methodology and design.


  • Ph.D., Univ Of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A., Marquette University

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