Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1982.
M.S., Boston University, Boston, MA, 1975. Communication Research.
B..A., Albion College, Albion, MI, 1974. Social Psychology/Sociology.
Senior Scientist, The Center for the
Study of Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005-
Technical Expert Design Groups, Organization
for Economic Co-operation and Development, Cross-national Survey of Teachers
and Teaching; and PISA, Paris, 2004-
Senior Research Scientist, Population
Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 1998-
Associate Director of the Social Science
Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2005
Chair, Sociology of Education Section,
American Sociological Association, 2000-2001
Senior Advisor to U.S. Board on International
Comparative Studies in Education, National Research Council, Conference on
"Next Steps for TIMSS," 1998
Advisor, National Research Council/National
Academy of Sciences, Board on Testing and Assessment, National Academies'
Center, Woods Hold, MA, 1997
Technical Design Group, National Longitudinal
Survey of Schools for Evaluation of New Provisions in Title I, U.S. Department
of Education, 1997
Secretary/Treasurer of Sociology of Education
Section, American Sociological Association.Editorial Board for Teachers College
"Committee to Enhance the
Profession", Comparative International Education Society, 1994-95
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
Comparative and International
Education Society (CIES) President 2012-2013
Baker, D., Leon, J., and J. Collins
(2010). "Facts, Attitudes, and Health Reasoning about HIV and AIDS:
Explaining the Education Effect on Condom Use among Adults in subSaharan
Africa." AIDS and Behavior, 11(June), 1-9 doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9717-9.
Baker, D., Collins, J., and Leon, J. (2009).
"Risk Factor or Social Vaccine? The Historical Progression of the Role of
Education in HIV/AIDS Infection in Sub-Saharan Africa." Prospects:
Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 38, 4, 467-486, UNESCO: Paris
Baker, D. (2009). "The Invisible Hand of
World Education Culture: Thoughts for Policy Makers." Pg. 958-968. In
Sykes, G., Schneider, B., and Plank, D. (eds.), Chapter , American Education
Research Association's Handbook of Education Policy Research. AERA: Washington
Baker, D., Koehler, H. and M. Stock. (2007)
"Socialist ideology and the contraction of higher education: Institutional
consequences of state manpower and education planning in the former East
Germany, 1949 to 1989." Comparative Education Review, 51, 3, 353-377.
Baker, D., Series Senior Editor, International
Perspectives on Education and Society. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Ltd.:
Volume 10: Baker, D. P., & Wiseman, A. W.
(Eds.). (2009). Gender, Equality, and Education from International and
Comparative Perspectives. International Perspectives on Education and Society
Series (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing).
Volume 9: Baker, D. P., & Wiseman, A. W.
(Eds.). (2008). The WorldwideTransformation of Higher Education. International
Perspectives on Education and Society Series (Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing).
Volume 8: Baker, D. P., & Wiseman, A. W.
(Eds.). (2007). Education for All: Global Promises, National Challenges, The
International Perspectives on Education and Society Series (Oxford: Elsevier
Volume 7: Baker, D. P., & Wiseman, A. W.
(Eds.). (2006). The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional
Theory. The International Perspectives on Education and Society Series (Oxford:
Elsevier Science, Ltd.).
Volume 6: Baker, D. P., & Wiseman, A. W.
(Eds.). (2005). Global Trends in Educational Policy. The International
Perspectives on Education and Society Series (Oxford: Elsevier Science, Ltd.).
Volume 5: Baker, D. P. (Series Editor),
(2002) New Paradigms and Recurring Paradoxes in Education for Citizenship: An
International Comparison. Steiner, G., Torney-Purta, J., and Schwille, J. guest
editors. The International Perspectives on Education and Society Series
(Oxford: Elsevier Science, Ltd.).
Baker, David (2006). "Can We Predict
Institutional Change? Evidence from Cross-national Comparisons of Educational
Phenomena." In Meyer, H., and Rowan, B. (eds.) The New Institutionalism in
Education. SUNY Press: New York.
Baker, D., and G., LeTendre (2005) National
Differences, Global Similarities: World Culture and the Future of Schooling.
Stanford CA: Stanford University Press. Translated and printed in Vietnam,
2010, Pham Tan Hoang Son.
Baker, D., Fabrega, R., Galindo, C., and J.
Mishook. (2004). "Instructional Time and National Achievement:
Cross-national Evidence." Prospects, Quarterly Review of Comparative
Education, UNESCO: Paris France, XXXIV, 3, 311-334.
Baker, D., Goesling, B. and LeTendre, G.
(2002). "Socio-economic Status, School Quality, and National Economic
Development: A Cross-national Analysis of the "Heyneman-Loxley
Effect" on Mathematics and Science Achievement" Comparative Education
Review 46 (3) 291-312.
Baker, D. , Akiba, M., LeTendre, G., &
Wiseman, A. (2001). "Worldwide Shadow Education: Outside-School Learning,
Institutional Quality of Schooling, and Cross-national Mathematics
Achievement." Education, Evaluation, and Policy Analysis 23 1, 1-17.
Baker, D., Riordan, C. and Schaub, M.
"The Effects of Sex-grouped Schooling on Achievement: The Role of National
Context." Comparative Education Review, 39, 4, 468-481, 1995.
Baker, D. and Jones, D. "Opportunity and
Performance: A Sociological Explanation for Gender Differences in Academic
Mathematics." In Education and Gender, Wrigley, J. (ed.) London: Falmer
Contributed By: Victoria Hayes, Lehigh University