SciTech Faculty - Randall Baker

Name: 
Baker, Randall
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Department: 
College of Science and Technology
Degrees: 
B.S. Fairmont State College
M.S. West Virginia University
Biography: 

Randy Baker has a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairmont State and a Master of Science degree from West Virginia University, both in Mathematics. After serving as a lecturer in Math for a year at WVU, he began teaching at Fairmont State in the fall of 1986. He teaches a variety of courses in Computer Science and Mathematics, including Computer Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics and Introduction to Mathematical Analysis. His other areas of interest include Numerical Analysis, Combinatorics and Number Theory.

What have you learned while teaching at Fairmont State?: 

I enjoy challenging my students and watching them grow intellectually. My students teach me as much as I teach them. There is so much more for all of us to learn! I am grateful for the excellent professors I had as a student, especially those in Mathematics and in Physics. It is an honor and a privilege to count them among my colleagues and friends.

What do your students like best about your class?: 

In their evaluations, students say they appreciate my clear explanations in response to their questions, my willingness to help them outside of class and my patience. They also value my fair grading practices and the fact that I care about them.

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