Lee D. Baker Scholars Program

Lee D. Baker Scholars Program
2015 to 2017
Undergraduate Research

The Lee D. Baker Scholars Program offers a select group of outstanding Duke undergraduates the opportunity to extend and deepen their Writing 101 work in the form of an enhanced, intensively mentored research and writing project, especially in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences. The program provides a rising sophomore with funding for summer research followed in the fall by a small-group independent study (Writing 293) during which they draft and revise a substantive written project based on their research. Scholars’ writing is published in an online issue of Deliberations, the Thompson Writing Program’s journal of undergraduate student writing.

The Lee D. Baker Scholars Program is named in honor of Dr. Lee D. Baker, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke University, for his ongoing support for the cultivation of robust and meaningful undergraduate research and writing.


Denise K. Comer
Assistant Professor of the Practice in Writing
Director of First-Year Writing, Thompson Writing Program