Caleb Baker, M.A.

Caleb Leroy Baker was born in Galveston, Texas and lived there for the early part of his childhood until moving to Corsicana, Texas where he lived with his family until leaving for college. He graduated from Rice High School where Caleb was active in many sports including football and basketball as well as academic competitions such as debate and one-act-play where he was a Texas state finalist in both and was awarded best actor.

Caleb began his college career at Navarro College before transferring to SHSU where he studied Communication Studies and Spanish during his time as an undergraduate. Upon graduation, he decided to move to Barranquilla, Colombia where he taught English in a small, non-profit high school for a year. It was there that he made lifelong friendships across Latin America in the educational field and continues to work with the same organizations visiting several communities and schools in Central and South America every year.

When he returned to the U.S., Caleb was accepted into the M.A. in Spanish program at Sam Houston State University and continued until becoming a Teaching Assistant and eventually teaching undergraduate courses in Spanish. After graduating with his Master’s degree he continued to teach Spanish at SHSU where he is currently a faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages. Caleb’s passion is teaching and encouraging his students to become interested in the Spanish language and other cultures.

Research Interests

second language acquisition

Courses Taught at SHSU

SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, and 2312