Brandon Baker received a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from the College of Charleston in 2007. He taught for three years during which he won the Rookie Teacher of the Year award for Charleston County School District. In 2010, he graduated from the College of Charleston again with an A.B. degree in Classics. After moving to Lubbock, Brandon received a M.A. in Classics from Texas Tech University and completed his thesis titled Damnatus ut Artifex: The Craft of Mining in the Roman Provinces under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Witmore. He finished a second M.A. in Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and completed another thesis titled Shifting Centers of Production: The Amphorae Assemblages at Mons Porphyrites and Bir Umm Fawakhir under the guidance of Jennifer Gates-Foster. His interests are in landscape archaeology and archaeological methodology.