Gregory A. Baker
Professor of Management
Director, Food and Agribusiness Institute
Dr. Baker earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and has taught at Santa Clara since 1988 after previous teaching appointments at New Mexico State, UC Davis and Purdue. Along with teaching, he serves as an advisor for Santa Clara’s agribusiness MBA students.
His current research includes study of food safety, managerial factors affecting the performance of computerized information systems in agribusinesses, and the identification of critical success factors for successful quality control management. He is a recipient of the Excellence in Research award from the Cooperative League of the USA. He holds a dual appointment in the Economics and the Management departments.
In 2004, Dr. Baker earned the President’s Special Recognition Award, which honors faculty who set an example for students and colleagues as teaching scholars and whose recent work has advanced the mission of Santa Clara in significant ways. Greg earned top evaluations for his teaching, especially the undergraduate capstone course. He successfully led the Food and Agribusiness Institute through the recent re-focusing of its work, and a re-structuring of the MBA agribusiness curriculum. His research has explored the human implications of Agri-technology and identified food safety issues to be considered as technology enables increased production. He has done seminal work on issues relating to biogenetic foods. His recruiting and teaching of leaders from developing nations in the Summer Management Institute of Agribusiness has advanced and distinguished the excellence of Santa Clara as a Jesuit university.