Boris Baltes, senior associate provost for faculty affairs, has been named interim dean of the College of Education. His appointment is effective July 1, 2022. During his time as interim dean, he will also remain in his position in the Office of the Provost.
“Dr. Baltes has held several key administrative appointments during his time at Wayne State, including department chair and his current role as senior associate provost,” said Mark Kornbluh, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “I have worked closely with him this year, and I am confident that his leadership skills and style will serve the college well.”
Baltes selection was made in consultation with the College of Education’s Executive Committee.
Baltes first came to Wayne State in 1998 as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology. Baltes’ major research interests include examining biases in performance appraisal, age and workplace issues and the area of work-family conflict.
His work 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 has been an associate editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, a guest editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology and is on the editorial boards of various journals. He is also a fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
The search process for the next permanent dean is already underway and is being chaired by Laurie Lauzon Clabo, dean of the College of Nursing. Wayne State has hired Anthem Executive Search.
“I would very much like to, again, acknowledge Dr. Ingrid Guerra-Lopez for her service to the university and tremendous leadership as interim dean of our College of Education,” Kornbluh said. “We wish her the best with her exciting opportunity at George Mason University.”