(Education) Johnnie Baker received his bachelors degree from Hardin-Simmons University and his masters and Ph.D. degree from University of Texas in Austin.

(Experience) He was a faculty member at Florida State University prior to joining the faculty at Kent State University in 1973.

(Publications) In addition to computer science, he also has publications in mathematics (both Banach Spaces and general topology), bioinformatics,  and computational chemistry.

(Students) He has graduated 8 Ph.D students, over 25 masters students, and is currently supervising 2 Ph.D. and 2 masters students.

(Courses) He has taught almost every course offered in the department, with the exception of specialized research courses outside of his research areas.

(Service) He refereed for numerous conferences and journals and served as an editor for Parallel Processing Letters for over 15  years.

(CS begins) Starting in 1974, Baker led the effort within the Mathematics Department to establish a computer science program at KSU.

(CS begins) Following the creation of a computer science program in 1978, he held the top administrative position within computer science for over 25 years, including being the founding chair of the Computer Science Department during 2001-2005.

(Professional) He is a member of both ACM and the IEEE Computer Society