W. Lowell Baker

Lowell Baker

Professor of ArtPhillips Hall 110

I am a native Oklahoman who has returned to the State after being away for over thirty years. I grew up in Enid and my wife grew up in Fayetteville so we feel we have returned home.

My undergraduate degree is from a small liberal arts university, however I had not taught at a liberal arts institution until coming to TU. I feel very much at home here and enjoy the culture of private, liberal arts universities. My teaching career, beyond TU, includes two community colleges and two large capstone institutions.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • BFA, Sculpture and Ceramics, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma
  • MFA, Ceramics and Sculpture, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics

Areas of Research Focus

Currently I am working in landscape based, mixed media sculpture

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Ceramics, University of Alabama 2002-2012
  • Associate Professor of Ceramics, University of Alabama 1999-2002
  • Associate Professor and Chair Department of Art and Art History, the University of Alabama, 1991-1999
  • Chair Department of Art, Itawamba Community College 1986-1991
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Arkansas 1983-1986
  • North Arkansas Community College 1982-1983

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Co-Owner, White Oak Pottery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 1971-1984

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and design
  • National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts

Courses Taught at TU

  • Sculpture (ART 2103)
  • Sculpture Studio (ART 3013)
  • Sculpture Studio (Varied Emphasis) (ART 4012-6)