Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Institution: Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School
Marital Status: Married
Children: One Daughter
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, PhD, Organizational Behavior
University of Giessen, MA, Psychology
University of Giessen, BA, Psychology
Courses: Organizational Behavior
At Olin Since: 2006
Before Olin: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fun Fact: Professor Baer enjoys boot camp, swimming, and above all, soccer.
Professor Markus Baer’s research examines how management coaxes creativity and innovation out of organizations. Baer investigates such factors as organizational stimuli that produce creativity, the process of innovation, and acts associated with rewarding creativity. Prior to earning his doctorate, Professor Baer worked in the German automotive industry and, as a member of the founding team of a university-affiliated start-up venture, consulted for firms in Europe and Asia. In 2009, Professor Baer was honored with the Olin Business School’s Marcile and James Reid Award for Scholarly Excellence.
Markus Baer is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40“