Associate Professor of Philosophy and former Director of Outdoor Studies and the Adirondack Semester. Dr. Johnson is a past recipient of the Owen D. Young Outstanding Faculty Member Award, as well as the Lewis and Frances Maslow Award. The Maslow Award is given annually to a faculty member who "has show the greatest interest in and understanding of the education and welfare of the student body as a whole."
In philosophy his principle interests have been in environmental philosophy, and free will and responsibility. He is also a lifelong mountaineer, rock climber, backpacker, skier, and general outdoor enthusiast. He has backpacked and climbed in the eastern U.S. as well as the Rockies, Sierras, Cascades, Swiss and French Alps, and the Himalayas. He was a principle founder of the St. Lawrence University Outdoor Studies Program, including the Outdoor Program and the Adirondack Semester. Among his publications are: The Spiritual Benefits of Wilderness, Ethics in a Tragedy of the Commons, and The Case for the Global Commons, with Faye Duchin.
Baylor has a B.S. in History from the University of Tennessee, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Philosophy from Northwestern University. His special interests include social and ethical philosophy in relation to environmental problems and solutions, and also free will and responsibility. He teaches seminars on both these topics as well as courses in Symbolic Logic, elementary Reasoning, and Introduction to Philosophy. He is a lifelong backpacker, a rock-climber and mountaineer, and helped to create the University's Outdoor Program and Outdoor Studies Minor. He has been Director of the Outdoor Studies Program since the 2004-2005 academic year.