Dr. Wayne Baker and Our Values


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Wayne Baker photo 2013Dr. Wayne Baker is an author and sociologist on the senior faculty of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. He is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research.  Dr. Baker has published over sixty academic articles and five books, including America’s Crisis of Values: Reality and Perception (Princeton University Press).  He blogs five days a week at www.OurValues.org, an online experiment in civil dialog. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago business school.  He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University.  Dr. Baker resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Cheryl and their son.

Visit Dr. Baker’s personal Web site: www.WayneBaker.org

Or, learn more about his work in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Baker

You can Email Dr. Baker at: [email protected]

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