- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 2003
- M.A., Unveristy of California, Los Angeles 2005
- Ph.D, University of Massachusetts Amherst 2011
- HIST 110: U.S. Experience to 1877
- HIST 201: History of Schools in America
- HIST 301: African American Women’s History
Honors, Awards and Grants
- Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2010-11)
- Frederick B. Artz Research Grant, Oberlin College (2010)
- Phillips G. Davis Award, National Association for Ethnic Studies (2009)
- Graduate Opportunity Fellowship, UCLA (2003-04)
- Gates Millennium Scholarship, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2000-03)
- American Historical Association
- Association for the Study of African American Life and History
- History of Education Society
- Organization of American Historians
- "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Education, and Abolition." Ethnic Studies Review 32.2 (Winter 2009): 52-78.
- Review of Hilary J. Moss, Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America in History Journal of Massachusetts 38 (Fall 2010): 155-158.
Professor Baumgartner writes about and teaches courses on early American history, women's history, and the history of education. She is currently writing a book on African American women's education in antebellum America.