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Rose Baker, Ph.D.

A page containing biography information about Rose Baker, faculty member of the Workforce Education and Development Program in the College of Education of Penn State University.

Contact Information:

310F Keller Building
University Park, PA   16802
Office Phone:  814-865-9919

Brief Biography


Rose M. Baker is Assistant Professor of Education within the Workforce Education and Development program and the Associate Director of the Penn State Center for Evaluation and Education Policy Analysis (CEEPA,
In Dr. Baker’s role as the Associate Director of CEEPA, she develops and implements evaluation protocols for research, education and training, and program development. She specializes in survey design, large- and small-scale data collection, analysis of large data sets, and examination and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data.

Dr. Baker brings nearly 20 years of project management, business supervision and management, instructional design, and teaching experience to her position at Penn State.  She has worked as a project manager, instructional designer, and instructor with organizations including General Motors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, University of Phoenix, Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center, and the Pennsylvania Public School System.

Dr. Baker's current research includes management techniques and statistical applications for operations improvement, economic analysis, occupational forecasting, benchmarking, evaluation of education and training outcomes, training needs assessment, and job task analysis.  Dr. Baker has extensive experience in the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of labor market data.  

Dr. Baker holds a BA degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College, and a MEd degree in Adult Education Theory and Practice and a PhD degree in Instructional Systems, from Penn State.  She is also a certified teacher with an Instructional II certificate and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Dr. Baker's full curriculum vitae is available at