Gail F. Baker

Gail F. Baker
Phone: (619) 260-4553
Office: Hughes Administration Center 214A

Vice President and Provost

  • PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia, Journalism
  • MS, Roosevelt University, Marketing Communications
  • BS, Northwestern University, Journalism

Dr. Gail F. Baker is provost of the University of San Diego. Prior to that, she was dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She also serves as executive associate to the chancellor of UNO and has held other university leadership positions. At the University of Florida, she chaired of the public relations department in the College of Journalism and Communications. She later served as vice president of public relations and special assistant to the president. At the University of University of Missouri-Columbia, she was chair of the Advertising Department and directed the Minority Recruiting Program of the School of Journalism.

Dr. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, a Master of Science degree in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University and a doctorate in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her industry experience includes public relations positions with IBM and International Harvester (now Navistar). She was a reporter and editor for the Chicago Daily Defender Newspaper. 

She has earned recognition for her work as a teacher, scholar, communications practitioner and writer. She has authored books and articles and is the winner of four Emmy Awards for Excellence in Documentary Writing and Producing.