Jamie Baker

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James Baker (Jamie)
Research Program Officer
(269) 387-8272
(269) 387-8276
260W-C Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5456
Mailing address: 
Office of Research and Innovation
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5456 USA
  • M.B.A, Naval Postgraduate School, 2008
  • B.S. Physics with Honors, Michigan State University, 1998

Prior to joining the Office of Research and Innovation staff as a Research Program Officer, Jamie spent two years in the Oshtemo Township Public Works Department managing the water, sewer, and sidewalk infrastructure and submitting grant proposals to extend the public infrastructure. Jamie also worked for the United States Navy for 20 years at Naval Reactors. His responsibilities included regulatory oversight of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Training Program’s three schools, four nuclear reactors, 6000 students, 2000 staff and coordinated the integration of technology into the curriculum, specifically:  advanced audio and visual training aids into the classrooms, reactor control room and submarine engine room simulators and a linear optimization model of the training program to maximize student throughput. During his time at Naval Reactors, Jamie also sponsored research into neutron embrittlement of low alloy steels and stress corrosion cracking of stainless steels.

Service Areas

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Comparative Religion
  • English
  • History
  • Medieval Institute
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish

College of Aviation

  • College of Aviation 

College of Education and Human Development

  • Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education
  • College of Education and Human Development Dean's Office
  • Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Educational Leadership, Research and Technology (including Ctr for Ed Leadership & Policy)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems
  • Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management

College of Fine Arts

  • School of Music
  • Richmond Institute
  • Theatre

Vice President for Research

  • The Evaluation Center

If the primary research officer for these departments, Jamie Baker, is not available, contact the secondary research officer, Megan Derksen.