Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Washington School of Nursing
Margaret Baker, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor in Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems Department at the University of Washington School of Nursing. She serves as Project Director for the HRSA-funded Nurse Faculty Loan Program and the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program. Dr. Baker leads the School of Nursing's Sustainable Academic Business Planning workgroup and sponsors or leads quality improvement initiatives throughout the School, including Lean process improvement. In addition, she is President of the Council for Nursing Education in Washington State and a member of the Washington Nursing Action Coalition, Leadership Workgroup. From 1992-1996, Margaret was a healthcare administrator in central Ohio. After earning a PhD in 2000, she served as a Senior Health Policy Analyst for the Washington State Health Care Authority in Olympia, WA until 2002. Dr. Baker earned a bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY; a Master of Science in Nursing degree (Administrative track) at Otterbein College in central Ohio; and a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington School of Nursing.