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Mary D. Baker, Ph.D.

Mary D. Baker, Ph.D.

Berkeley Research Group
Managing Director
Tallahassee, FL, USA

Dr. Mary Dunn Baker, Managing Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG), is a labor economist with extensive experience in statistical and economic analyses for all aspects of employment discrimination matters.  She conducts analyses to determine how the outcomes of employment decision-making processes (e.g., hiring, promotion, termination and pay) relate to demographic group status (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity and age).  She also provides services in wage and hour cases analyzing issues such as misclassification, off-the-clock work and time-shaving.

Dr. Baker has given expert testimony in more than 60 cases in federal courts and other judicial settings.  Among the cases in which she has prepared analyses or given testimony are EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc.; Serrano, et al., and Avalos, et al., v. Cintas Corporation; and EEOC v. BMW Manufacturing Company, LLC.  She has analyzed employment data for numerous organizations such as Microsoft Corporation, The Boeing Company, Dollar Tree, FedEx Express, The University of Kentucky, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Postal Service and the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

She also designs programs to proactively monitor the outcomes of selection and compensation systems and works with federal government contractors to prepare for OFCCP audits and defend against notices of violation. On numerous occasions, she has been invited by organizations such as the American Employment Law Counsel, the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section and EEO Committee, the American Association of Affirmative Action and various Industry Liaison Groups to give lectures, conduct workshops and participate in panel discussions about the use of economics and statistics in employment discrimination and wage/hour cases.

Prior to joining BRG in December 2015, Dr. Baker was employed by ERS Group from July 1986-November 2015.  She has also served as a member of the Economics faculty at Auburn University at Montgomery and as an Adjunct Professor of Economics at Florida State University.  Dr. Baker received the Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University in 1986.


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