H. Robert Baker joined the faculty at Georgia State in 2006. His research explores the relationship between slavery and American Legal and Constitutional history. His first book, The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War was published by Ohio University Press in 2007. In 2012, The University Press of Kansas published Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the Supreme Court, and the Ambivalent Constitution. His current research explores the influence of historical consciousness on constitutional thinking, as well as the nature of constitutional change over time.
Dr. Baker currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies and is also the advisor to history majors pursuing a Pre-Law concentration.