Dr. Baird serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Heritage Studies, and as Secretary for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. 

Past and current associations include serving as an advisor for IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy (CEESP) and as an Expert Member for ICOMOS on the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) Committee (20008-2014). I was also involved with the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) from 2010-2015.


At Michigan Tech, she developed an Undergraduate Director position and served for two years.  As UD she developed an undergraduate research program – SS3090: Undergraduate Program for Exploration and Research in Social Sciences (UPERSS) and reinstituted and expanded the department’s undergraduate awards.  She has served as a member of the Graduate Dean Awards Advisory Committee, the Undergraduate Student Learning Goals (USLGs) Information Literacy Committee, and as a representative of the Graduate Faculty Council.

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan Technological University