Brian Baird, Ph.D., represented Washington state’s 3rd Congressional district for 12 years. As a member of the House of Representatives, Baird served on the House Science and Technology committee, and chaired the Energy and Environment, and Research and Education subcommittees. Baird also served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure and the House Budget committees.
Additionally, Baird served as the chairman of the Department of Psychology at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has published several journal articles and three books. He regularly teaches professional development courses to attorneys and judges on such diverse topics as communications, ethics and the psychology of persuasion.