Josh Baker, an associate professor of special education, joined UNLV's College of Education in 2012. His research focus is on inclusion and accessing the general education curriculum for students with intellectual disability and autism.
Prior to joining UNLV, Baker taught students with autism in West Virgina, and later was a research associate on an Institute of Education Sciences grant at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since joining UNLV, Baker has worked with a state coalition to improve the post-school outcomes for young adults 18 and up with intellectual disability and autism across the state of Nevada. Baker is the former director of Project F.O.C.U.S. (Forming Occupational and Community Understanding for Success), an inclusive post-secondary education program he started in 2014 to provide inclusive social, academic, and employment support for students with intellectual & developmental disability and autism.
In addition to research and teaching, Baker is active in the intellectual disability and autism community. He has been a member of the Governor's Taskforce on Integrated Employment, as well as the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council.
- Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte
- M.A. Marshall University
- B.A. Marshall University