Richard Baker

Dick Baker in his prairie restoration, Cedar Co., Iowa
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. Geology, University of Colorado, 1969
M.S. Geology, University of Minnesota, 1964
B.A. Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1960
(319) 335-1805
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Office Hours: 
By appointment
Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 
Plant-macrofossil analysis, Quaternary environments of the Midwest and Rocky Mountains


  • Professor Emeritus, 2000-present
  • Chairman, Department of Geology, University of Iowa, 1992-1995
  • Professor of Biology, University of Iowa, 1992-present (Joint appointment)
  • Professor of Botany, University of Iowa, 1988-1992 (Joint appointment)
  • Professor of Geology, University of Iowa, 1982-present.
  • Associate Professor of Geology, University of Iowa, 1975-1981.
  • Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Iowa, 1970-74.
  • Geologist (intermittent), U.S.G.S., 1980-1985.
  • Geologist (intermittent, temporary), U.S.G.S., 1972-79.
  • Project Associate in Meteorology, University of Wisconsin, 1969-70.
  • Teaching Associate, Geology Dept. University of Colorado, 1967-69.


  • Geological Society of America (Fellow)
  • American Quaternary Association (Councilor, 2000-2004)
  • Editorial Board, Plant Ecology, 2001
  • Geological Society of Iowa
  • Iowa Academy of Science (Fellow)