Douglas Baker, “Invisible Lessons of Graduate School"

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Douglas Baker, “Invisible Lessons of Graduate School"

Douglas Baker (’01 Ph.D., Department of Education, UC Santa Barbara) gave the inaugural Gevirtz School Alumni Lecture on Friday, April 26 on the UCSB campus. Baker’s talk was fully titled “Invisible Lessons of Graduate School: Implications for Our Careers and Leadership.” The event was part of UCSB’s All-Gaucho Weekend.

In graduate school we learn to accept the adage attributed to Aristotle and Einstein, “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” Of course, we may not recognize what we don’t know and lessons, invisible at the moment, to address our ignorance often become critical for our careers. In his talk, Baker explored invisible lessons he experienced at UCSB and how they informed his teaching and leadership.