Boris Ben Baltes (ae8920)

University information

Title: Sr. Assoc Provost Fac Affairs
Unit: VP Academic Affairs
Department: Provost & VP Academic Affairs

Contact information

Psychology Department
7th Floor
5057 Woodward
Detroit, 48202

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Title: Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Associate Vice President of Academic Personnel
Secondary Title: Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Phone: 313-577-2833
Fax: 313-577-7636
Curriculum Vitae: 437598 1676374085 file
Research interest(s)/area of expertise:

My major research interests include the effects of stereotypes on workplace outcomes, biases in performance appraisal, age and workplace issues as well as work-family conflict/balance.

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications: Ph.D., I/O Psychology Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1998 MBA, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992
Awards and grants:

Agency: NSF
Title: Advance Adaption: Gender Equity Advances Retention in STEM at Wayne State University (WSU GEARS)
Role: Lead PI (Co-PIs: Krista Brumley, Tamara Hendrickson, Lars Johnson, Keith Whitfield, Ece Yaprak, Kristina Eckert and Shirley Papuga)
Dates: August 2020 - July 2023
Total Funds: $992,495

Agency: NSF
Title: RAPID: Work, Family, and Social Well-Being among Couples in the Context of COVID-19
Role: Co-PI (Co-PI: Krista Brumley, Shirin Montazer, and Kathryn Maguire)
Dates: June 2020 - July 2021
Total Funds: $191,000

Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Center on Aging and Work
Title: Age and Health as Moderators of the Influence of Time-Place Management Policies on Work Outcomes.
Role: Co-PI (Co-PI: Cort Rudolph, FIU)
Dates: January 2012 - January 2013
Total Funds: $5000.00

Agency: NSF
Title: Graduate Student Fellowship
Role: PI (Student Supervisor)
Dates: August 2011 - August 2014
Total Funds: $90,000

Agency: NIH
Title: Improving Clinical System Communication to Increase Trial Offers to Cancer Patients
Role: Co-investigator (PI: T. Albrecht)
Dates: August 2009 – August 2011
Total Funds: $400,000


Fellow of APA, Division 14
Humboldt Research Fellowship, August 2004 – May 2005
College of Science Teaching Award, 2002
Wayne State University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, 2008


Selected publications:


Baltes, B.B., Rudolph, C., & Zacher, H. (Eds)., (2019). Work Across the Lifespan. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Selected Publications

Student Authors in Bold

  • Bramble, R., Duerk, E., Baltes, B. B., (2020). Finding the nuance in eldercare measurement: Latent profiles of eldercare characteristics. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 29-42.
  • Clark, M. A., Krenn, D., Early, B. J., & Baltes, B. B. (2019). Work-family behavioral role conflict scale: Scale development and validation. Journal of Business and Psychology, 34, 39-53. Paper received 2019 Editor Commendation from JBP.
  • Thrasher G., Zabel, K. L., Bramble, R., & Baltes, B. B. (2017). Who is aging successfully at work? A latent profile analysis of successful agers and their work motives. Work, Aging, and Retirement, 4, 175-188.
  • Zabel, K. L., Biermeier-Hanson, B., Baltes, B, B., Early, B.J., Shepard, A. (2017). Generational Differences in Work Ethic: Fact or Fiction? Journal of Business and Psychology, 32, 301-315.
  • Rudolph, C. W., & Baltes, B. B. (2017). Age and Health Jointly Moderate the Influence of Flexible Work Arrangements on Work Engagement: Evidence from Two Empirical Studies. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.
  • Thrasher, G., Zabel, K., Wynne, K., & Baltes, B. (2016). The Importance of Workplace Motives in Understanding Work-Family Issues for Older Workers. Work, Aging and Retirement, 2, 1-11.
  • Thrasher, G., Bramble, R., Baltes, B. B. (2016). Job Performance and Job Attitudes in Later Life: The Role of Motives. In R. Burke, C. Cooper & A. Antoniou (Eds.). The Aging Workforce: Individual, Organizational and Societal Challenges. Emerald Publishing. United Kingdom.
  • Thrasher, G., Zabel, K., Baltes, B. B. (2015). Resiliency at Work for Older Employees. In R. Burke, C. Cooper & A. Antoniou (Eds.). The Multigenerational Workforce: Challenges and Opportunities for Organisations. Edward Elgar, United Kingdom.
  • Baltes, B. B., Wynne, K.. T., Sirabian, M. A., Krenn, D. R., & de Lange, A. H. (2014). Future time perspective, regulatory focus, and selection, optimization, and compsensation: Testing a longitudinal model. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 1120 - 1133.
  • Rudolph, C. W., & Baltes, B. B., (2013). Mitigating the impact of sterotypes is more practical than holding peopole accountable for them. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 423-429.
  • Nieminen, L.R.G., Rudolph, C.W., Baltes, B.B., Casper, C., Wynne, K.T., Kirby, L.C. (2013). The combined effects of contextual information and ratee bodyweight on performance judgments. Journal of Applied Social Psycnology, 43, 527 - 543.
  • Rudolph, C. W, Baltes, B. B., Zhdanova, L. S., Clark, M. A., Bal, A. C. (2012) Testing the structured free recall intervention for reducing the impact of bodyweight-based stereotypes on performance ratings in immediate and delayed contexts, Journal of Business and Psychology, 27, 205-222.
  • Bal, A.B., Reiss, A.E.B., Rudolph, C.W., & Baltes, B.B. (2011). Examining positive and negative perceptions of older workers: A meta- analysis. The Journal of Gerontology: Series B - Psychological Sciences, 66B, 687-698.
  • Baltes, B. B., Zhdanova, L. S., Clark, M. A. (2011). Examining the relationships between personality, coping strategies, and work–family conflict. Journal of Business and Psychology, 4, 517-530.
  • Baltes, B. B., Bauer, C. B., & Frensch. P. (2007). Does a Structured Free Recall Intervention Reduce The Effect of Stereotypes on Performance Ratings and by What Cognitive Mechanism? Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 151-164.
  • Baltes, B. B., & Heydens-Gahir, H.A., (2003). Reduction of Work-Family Conflict Through the Use of Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88, 1005-1018.


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Office of the Provost

Title: Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Associate Vice President of Academic Personnel Interim dean, College of Education
Phone: 313-577-2257

Dr. Boris Baltes is Senior Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Associate Vice President of Academic Personnel and is responsible for matters involving faculty and academic staff including overseeing recruitment, appointment, development, academic labor relations, as well as the promotion and tenure process. He also oversees all university type 1 centers as well as the office of teaching and learning. Finally, he serves as senior advisor to the provost on all academic matters and represents the provost in all academic matters as requested.

Dr. Baltes received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin in 1992 and his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1998. He joined the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University that year. Before joining the Provost’s office, he served as Chair of the Department of Psychology.

His major research interests include examining biases in performance appraisal, age and workplace issues as well as work-family conflict/balance. His work, including over 170 publications, chapters and presentations, has appeared in many journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He is a guest editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and is on the editorial board of various journals. He is also a fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (a division of the American Psychological Association).



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