Dr. William Baker
College/Unit Technology, College of
Department Built Environment, Department of
Title Asst Professor
William Baker is currently an assistant professor of Construction Management at Indiana State University.
He is a recently retired warranted Contracting Officer from the 181st Intelligence Wing with over 20 years’ experience in DoD Federal Construction. He was on the leading edge of construction projects for Sensitive Compartment Information Facilities (SCIFs), Distributive Common Ground Systems, (DCGS), landing strips, and targets to support the flight operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or more commonly known as drones. He is a member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and served three consecutive tours of duties in support of the global war on terrorism. Before rejoining the Department of Defense full time, he worked for a diverse range of organizations, including Sony Corporation, Sony Research Center Atsugi, Japan, Rockwell International Aviation, and Boeing Company.
He is a Human Performance Technology (HPT) consultant who has spoken, published and consulted internationally on the topics of human capital and unmanned equipment for the construction industry. He received a Ph. D. in human performance improvement and training from Capella University, a MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and a BS degree from Indiana State University’s College of technology.
He is a current member of the American Institute of Constructors, the American Society for Training & Development Capella Chapter, the National Contract Management Association, and a past board member for the American Marketing Association