Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- Baker, Erin E. and David M. Merolla. “Unrealized Potential: Are Teachers Less Likely to Encourage Low SES Students to Apply for College?” Paper looks are teacher perceptions of low socioeconomic status students and how it affects their likeliness to encourage those students to pursue higher education.
- Baker, Erin E. “Homeschooling and Intensive Mothering Ideology.” Paper examines the link between intensive mothering ideology and homeschooling by analyzing homeschooler blogs, paying particular attention to the differences between secular and religious homeschooling.
- Bachelor of Science - Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, Central Michigan University
- Master of Arts - Schools, Society, and Violence, Eastern Michigan University
Awards and grants
Janet Hankin/Allen Goodman Scholarship in Health Economics/Health Sociology, 2019
Merolla, David, and Erin E. Baker. (2019) "University Racial Composition and Self-Esteem: Commitment, Self Views and Reflected Appraisals." Identities and Symbolic Interaction: Deepening Foundations: Building Bridges. Edited by Richard T. Serpe, Robyn Stryker and Brian Powell. New York: Springer
Baker, Erin E. (2019) “Homeschooling, Intensive Mothering, and Maternal Mental Health.” Sociology Compass. DOI: 10.1111/soc4.12725
Understanding Human Society (SOC 1010)
Social Problems (SOC 1020)