Fisher College FacultyDr. Anthony Baker
- Associate Professor, Management
- Director, MBA Program
- B.S., Business Technology Management, New England Institute of Technology
- M.B.A., Organizational Leadership, Johnson and Wales University
- P.h.D., Management, Walden University
- Office Location: 108 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
- Telephone: 617-670-4505
Anthony Baker teaches leadership and management courses at Fisher College. He possesses over ten years higher education teaching experience and has previously taught at the Community College of Rhode Island, Providence College, and Anne Arundel Community College. His teaching experience includes developing and managing a small business and entrepreneurship incubator program for students pursuing a degree in small business management. He has been published in the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and National Business Education Association Forum; and is a co-author or a contributing writer for several books on leadership and management that have been used by the US Army and US Navy War Colleges. Teaching is his third career over a forty year time frame, which includes an enlisted military career from 1974 – 1996 and a small business owner and manager career from 1996 to 2005. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant for various firms conducting training that addresses various leadership and management issues at the operational and tactical levels.
"The advantage I have when teaching courses in management and leadership is that my experiences as a military leader in the US Army and as a small business owner, leader, and manager in the seafood industry give me the ability to connect academic theories with practical application. In all my courses the focus of my teaching methodology and course design is based on realistic and relevant learning experiences that a student can ultimately use in a leadership or management setting. As a first generation college graduate who worked fulltime while pursuing my college education, I have an affinity for many of my students and can empathize with many of their life situations. However, I never change my standards for success in my courses because of this. Instead, I keep the standards at the level the student can expect to meet in the business world. Then commit to helping them in any way possible to reach these standards. I start my courses each semester telling them four things. (1) 'Never let anyone tell you can't do something.' (2) 'I will not fail you, only you can ultimately fail you.' (3) 'I am committed to doing anything and everything ethically possible to help you not to fail.' (4) 'Now the choice is yours on whether to make excuses or get results!'"