Dr. Gary Baker has a passion for teaching! For over 20 years, he's been working to guide students toward successful career choices and successful lives. His own scholarly expertise lies in experimental social psychology. He enjoys interacting with students inside and outside the classroom. He likes introducing students to the study of human psychology because through this, students gain a practical knowledge of themselves and others that serve them well throughout their lives. He feels that the students who are most successful in college are those who seek an "education", not just a degree. In addition to teaching psychology, Dr. Baker has worked for nine years at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Medical College of Georgia conducting research on addictions and Post Traumatic Distress Disorder (PTSD).