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Fred Baker

University of South Alabama

United States of America - Mobile

Instructional Design doctoral student interested in Human-Centered Design and Openness. Also a family man. Twitter: @fredwbaker Web: www.fredwbaker.com

Areas of interest

  • Instructional Design
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Open Education
  • Design


Fred Baker is an ABD doctoral candidate in the Instructional Design & Development program at the University of South Alabama. He edits the TrendSetters column for AECTs TechTrends Journal, and is involved with teaching classes in instructional design, performance technology, educational psychology, and educational research. He also maintains web and social media presence for the College of Education.

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Mitchell College of Business, and has advanced training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

His research and consulting interests focus on using Human-Centered Design to increase performance and improve organizational culture. He has several peer reviewed publications, and has presented research at numerous conferences.

His hobbies include reading, design, cycling, healthy living, and exploring life with his family. He resides in Mobile, AL with his wife and three awesome children.