Staff Members

IPRA projects are staffed by faculty and advanced doctoral students in the BGSU Psychology Department. Typically, given project specifications, staff members are drawn from the nationally recognized Industrial/Organizational psychology program. The overall goal, however, when staffing IPRA projects is to put together a team with experience and skill sets most suited to the project. As a result, faculty and students across the entire university serve as potential team members when needed.


Claire Smith

Position: IPRA Assistant Director

Doctoral student at Bowling Green State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


Bill Balzer

William K. Balzer

Position: Professor and Dean of BGSU Firelands Campus

Ph.D., New York University, 1983.

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Margaret Brooks

Position: Assistant Professor (Department of Management)

Ph.D., Bowling Green State University 2004.

Scott Highhouse

Scott Highhouse

Position: Professor, Director of the Graduate Program in I/O Psychology and Ohio Board of Regents Eminent Scholar

Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1992.


Michael J. Zickar

Position: Professor and Chair of Department of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1997.

Clare Barratt

Clare Barratt

Position: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2015