Lottie Baker

Lottie Baker
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy
(202) 994-1713

Lottie Baker leads the English and foreign language teacher education programs in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and teaches courses in language education. She holds National Board Certification and has over 10 years’ experience teaching English in a variety of contexts, from young learners in public school to adults in university and professional settings.

Baker has designed, led, and evaluated professional development for teachers in the U.S. and abroad.

Her research interests include the schooling trajectories and experiences of former and long-term English learners, integrating international perspectives in teacher education, and English education policy and teacher professional development in Southeast Asia.

Ed.D., The George Washington University
M.A.T., The University of Virginia
B.A., The University of Virginia


Baker, L. (2018). From learner to teacher assistant: Community‐based service‐learning in a dual‐language classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 51(4). DOI: 10.1111/flan.12363

Baker, L. (2015). How Many Words is a Picture Worth? Integrating Visual Literacy into Language Learning with Photographs. English Teaching Forum, 53(4), 2-13.

Baker, L. (2014). What it Takes: The Importance of Social Support for Academically Successful Middle School English learners. Youth & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0044118X14553581

DiCerbo, P., Anstrom, K., Baker, L., & Rivera, C. (2014). A review of the literature on teaching Academic English to English language learners. Review of Research in Education, 84(2), 1–37.

Liu, L., Baker, L., & Milman, N. (2014). Technological Innovation in 21st Century Multicultural Teacher Preparation. Journal for Multicultural Education, 8(1), 54-67.

Baker, L. (2013). “Going for the Gold”: Successful Former English Language Learners’ Experiences and Understandings of Schooling. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

In the News

Dr. Lottie Baker published an article entitled, "The in-between spaces of capital and wealth: Creating and sustaining academic success for English learners in middle school" in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.

Dr. Lottie Baker led a teacher training session for returning ESL teachers at Washington English Center, a community-based ESL program for immigrant adults. The topic was on integrating interaction and oral language in the classroom.

Dr. Lottie Baker presented at the International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in Schools and Society held in Soria, Spain in July. Her paper was titled Developing Asset-Based Understandings: An Analysis of Content Teachers’ Reflections on English Learners and will be printed in the forthcoming conference proceedings. In addition, Dr. Baker's review of "Self-Regulation in Learning: The Role of Language & Formative Assessment" was published in the Teachers College Record.

Dr. Lottie Baker attended the TESOL International Convention in Chicago, IL, where she organized and moderated a panel discussion entitled "What works in TESOL Professional Development: Research, Practice, & Evaluation." She was also an invited presenter as part of the Research Professional Council's Mentoring Workshop.