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Hi gang, and welcome.  I was born in Miami, Oklahoma on January 13, 1950.  My parents taught school for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and I grew up on or near Indian Reservations in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.  I am a 1968 grad of Farmington HS in  New Mexico.  In 1977 I completed my doctorate in economics at the University of Utah.  I moved to Oak Ridge, TN that year and worked for 15 years as a research economist for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  I  also worked for 4 years as a research economist for the National Research Council in Washington, DC.  (Please see C.V.)

In 1997 I lost my job in Oak Ridge as a result of the post-cold war Department of Energy restructuring.  I joined the faculty of Southern Utah University that year as Associate Professor of Managerial Economics.  SUU is located in Cedar City Utah and is surrounded by the most beautiful country on this planet... Zions, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and other parks   This homepage contains some information regarding my family and interests.  This page is an ongoing project, so check back.


Review of "Imagination Head" my daughter Erin's Memphis Band


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Joe's Editorials in The Daily News

Joe Baker Booted from State Study!

Milton Friedman

The Bakers and the Simpsons

Why Bob Dylan became a rock n' roll star

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Joe's Movie Picks

Cute Hippie Chick

Prague '99

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