Ken Baker

Nathaniel D’1906 & Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Management, Emeritus


Ken Baker is currently the Nathaniel D’1906 & Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business. He teaches courses relating to mathematical modeling and operations management. Over the years, much of his teaching and research has dealt with operations planning and control, and he is widely known for his work on sequencing and scheduling. At Tuck he has served as Associate Dean and Associate Dean of Faculty, and at Thayer he has served as Co-director of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Program.

Textbook Highlights

Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets by Ken Baker  //

This is an introductory textbook on optimization—that is, on mathematical programming—intended for undergraduates and graduate students in management or in engineering. Learn more

Business Analytics by Steve Powell and Ken Baker  //

Successful business modeling is as much an art as a science. Becoming an expert modeler, therefore, requires both technical knowledge and mastery of craft skills. Learn more

Principles of Sequencing and Scheduling by Ken Baker and Dan Trietsch  //

This textbook provides an introduction to the concepts, methods, and results of scheduling theory. Learn more








  • PhD, Cornell University, 1969
  • AB, Harvard College, 1965

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