Colin Baker is the Department Chair of Social Studies at Blacksburg High School, Blacksburg, Virginia. He has taught World History since 1997, and Advanced Placement (AP) European History since 2000, during which Blacksburg High School has been consistently ranked among the top 100 schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine, based upon AP scores. He has been involved for 6 years, and for the past 3 has been on the leadership team, at the AP European History national exam reading. He is involved in the writing of new questions for the AP Euro national exam redesign. In the past year he was involved in primary source and on-site research at the Meuse-Argonne battlefield, France, helping develop an interactive WWI ibook for the American Battle Monuments Commission, published Jan 2015. He recently presented on his research at conferences at Virginia Tech, VCSS in Washington DC and NCSS in Boston. As a native Scot he holds a Masters in Politics and Modern History (Honours) from Edinburgh University, and has a deep interest in modern history traveling extensively throughout Europe, North America and the Philippines. He is married with two young children.