Ramona Marotz-Baden, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus 
Montana State University
Vice President
FREE
Bozeman, MT

Ramona Marotz-Baden, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at Montana State University and Vice President for the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment. She serves on FREE’s Board of Directors. She also serves as Gallatin Writer’s Treasurer and Program Coordinator. She lives on a ranch in Montana with her husband, Dr. John Baden. Dr. Marotz-Baden received her Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota in 1980. She was recognized as one of the Top 100 Graduates of the University of Minnesota’s College of Human Ecology at its centennial celebration. She served in the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers that included women (Chile I, 1961-63). She directed the Mexican phase of University of Minnesota Family Study Center’s Cross-National research project on parental socialization of adolescents for employment in a changing economy when she was a Fellow at the Family Studies Center at the University of Minnesota. Later she served as Head Nutritionist and Social Science Consultant for the University of Minnesota’s Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene’s Multi-Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT) for coronary heart disease. Dr. Marotz-Baden taught family social science and occasionally sociology at Syracuse University, Macalester College, Utah State University, and Montana State University. Following her post-doc in marriage and family therapy she taught counseling courses and had a private practice. She has written numerous articles, co-authored and co-edited six books and is professionally known for her identification of the implicit use of the deficit family model, cross cultural research, and research on intergenerational transfer of family businesses (ranches and farms).