Mike Baer comes to the W. P. Carey School of Business after earning his doctorate degree in management at the University of Georgia, where he also taught organizational behavior and human resource management courses. His research focuses on the areas of trust, fairness, ethics, and impression management.
Professor Baer's research explores alternative perspectives on trust in the workplace, including some drawbacks of both trusting others and being trusted. His research has appeared in several top management journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Professor Baer’s research and consulting has included work with a variety of organizations from the U.S. and abroad, including the transportation industry in England; accounting in Ireland; manufacturing in China and Australia; R&D and public utilities in India; healthcare, apparel, food, and education in the United States; and multiple government organizations. His research has been covered by media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, PBS, NPR, Business Insider, FastCompany, Psychology Today, Men's Health, and New York Magazine.
Prior to joining academia, Professor Baer worked in the construction industry, as well as in publishing and online education.