Marietta L. Baba

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Marietta L. Baba is Executive Director of Foundation for Women and Children Enslaved in War (WCEW), and Professor and Dean Emeritus at Michigan State University (MSU). From 2001 to 2015, she was Dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State. Previously, Dr. Baba was Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and Adjunct Professor of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She also was Program Director of the National Science Foundation's industry-funded research program Transformations to Quality Organizations, now Science of Organizations. Dr. Baba is a founding member and Past President of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA), a section of the AAA. She served on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the AAA. In addition, she was appointed Advisory Editor for Organizational Anthropology for the American Anthropologist. In 2008, Dr. Baba was honored with the Conrad Arensberg Award for her contributions to the anthropology of work by the Society for the Anthropology of Work, also a section of the AAA. Currently, Dr. Baba is an appointed member of the Committee on Public Policy School Outreach of the Association for the Anthropology of Policy (ASAP), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Dr. Baba's research interests include the anthropology of work, organizations and institutions; technological innovation in organizations; the anthropology of policy; and the history and theory of applied and practicing anthropology. Dr. Baba holds an MBA from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. She earned a PhD in Physical Anthropology from Wayne State University, with doctoral research conducted in the School of Medicine.

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