Baker, Fredrick, J. 3/4/1941 - 9/15/2014 Claremont, CA Dr. Frederick J. Baker, International Educator March 4, 1941 September 15, 2014 Dr. Baker, born and raised in Saginaw, was proud professor emeritus of Cal Poly Pomona (1988-1993) and former professor at U.C. Irvine and Central Michigan Univ. He held a B.A. from Central Michigan Univ., an M.A. from Antioch Univ. and a Ph.D. from Michigan State Univ. During the 14 years he worked overseas, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Foreign Service Officer, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Teacher Corps Dir.., and he directed programs in Thailand, Belize, England, China, Mexico, Latvia, Micronesia, Malaysia, Guyana, Yemen, Laos, and Vietnam. Dr. Baker received grants and awards from the Asian Foundation, Teacher Corps, Peace Corps, Fulbright Foundation, Asian Development Bank, and World Bank. He authored over 120 publications, including Reforming America's Schools: From Teachers and Curriculum to Globalization and Interdisciplinary Projects and Ways of Coexisting: Urban, Suburban, and Global Communities. A fluent speaker of Thai and Lao, Dr. Baker developed friendships through shared linguistic and cultural experiences. He worked as an international consultant, especially in curriculum development, teacher education and educational policy. He enriched the lives of family members, students, friends, and colleagues around the globe. He made the world a better and more peaceful place. Dr. Baker was predeceased by his parents, Benjamin George Baker and Mary Ross Ross Baker. He is survived by Dr. Rosalie Giacchino-Baker, his wife of 47 years; by three children, Sarah Baker, John Benjamin Baker and his wife Rachelle Baker, and Michael Thomas Baker and his wife Tamar Baker; and by three grandchildren, Nikolas Remo Guevara, Benjamin Nathan Baker, and Isabella Rachelle Baker. He also leaves a brother, Floyd Ross Baker and his wife Lee Ann Baker; three sisters-in-law, Mary Crosetto, Jean Giacchino, and Josephine Connor and her husband Matt Connor; as well as many nieces and nephews. An avid golfer, he will be remembered fondly by his golf buddies. He is mourned by his family and friends around the world.