Lottie Baker

Lottie Baker
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy

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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.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 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.

Dr. Laura Engel, along with Nenelwa Tomi (master's, International Education) and Naomi Lewsnewski (PhD, Education), hosted a seminar for a group of educators from Uruguay, funded by the Fulbright program. Featured GSEHD faculty (Dr. Natalie Milman and Lottie Baker) and GSEHD doctoral students (Melissa Ledesma, Naomi Lesnewski, Beth Short, Goretti Vinuales) led sessions on Educational Leadership, English as a Foreign Language, STEM, and Elementary Education, with a final session on education policy futures in the U.S. and Uruguay.

Dr. Lottie Baker presented a paper entitled "Languages Beyond the Classroom: Students Perceptions of Language Learning in a Community-Based Service Learning Experience" at the 2017 annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) in Nashville, TN.