As a wife and mother, Baron lived in Jerusalem for two and a half years. When her family returned to the U.S. she returned to school to study anthropology and archaeology, receiving a Ph.D. in archaeology/ anthropology. Baron taught for twenty years in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton. Years of archaeological fieldwork took her all over the world, but chiefly to the Middle East. She spent a year at the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem as an NEH scholar, and was director of the overseas campus of California State Universities at the Hebrew University. After retiring from California State University, Fullerton, she began to write archaeological mysteries.