Faculty/Staff Directory

Jenny L. Baker

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

455 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-3749
Fax: 515-294-8216


  • M.S. Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, 2001
  • B.S. Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University, 2001

Interest Areas

  • Electrical systems in buildings
  • Lighting design and lighting controls
  • Energy in buildings
  • Sustainability in buildings and construction

Brief Biography

  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine's "40 under 40," 2015
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Certified Lighting Designer (LC)
  • LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)
  • More than 10 years of industry experience as electrical engineer and lighting designer
Societies and Organizations
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) member
  • Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) member
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) member
  • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Iowa State University faculty co-adviser
  • Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWISE) Iowa State University volunteer

Selected Publications

Baker, J., Gransberg, D., Jahren, C. "A Critical Comparison of Construction Engineering and Architectural Engineering Curricula," Proc. 2013 Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, April 2013.