B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1978
M.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1979
Ph.D., New York University, 1983

Phone: (419) 372-8183
Email: wbalzer@bgsu.edu
Office: Room 250, Psychology Building

Research Interests:

  • Performance appraisal
  • Applied decision making
  • Job satisfaction

Taking Grad Students?  Yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Selected Publications:

Zickar, M., Balzer, W.K., Aziz, S., and Wryobeck, J. (In Press). The Moderating Role of Social      Support between Role Stressors and Job Attitudes among Roman Catholic Priests. Journal      of Applied Social Psychology.

Balzer, W.K., & Gillespie, J.Z. (2006). Job satisfaction measurement. In S.G. Rogelberg & C.      Reeve (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA:      Sage Publications.

Aziz, S., Mullins, M.E., Balzer, W.K., Grauer, E., Burnfield, J.L., Lodato, M.A., & Cohen-Powless,      M.A. (2005).  Understanding training needs of department chairs.  Studies in Higher      Education, 3(5), 571-593.

Balzer, W.K., Smith, P.C., & Burnfield, J.L. (2004).  Boredom.  Encyclopedia of Applied       Psychology. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, Inc.

Balzer, W.K., Greguras, G.J., & Raymark, P.H. (2004).  Multisource Feedback.  In M. Hersen and      J. C. Thomas (Ed.), The Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 4:      Industrial/Organizational Assessment.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Stanton, J.M., Sinar, E.F., Balzer, W.K., & Smith, P.C. (2002).  Issues and strategies for reducing      the length of self-report scales.  Personnel Psychology (Scientist-Practitioner Forum), 55,      167-194.

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 2700. Quantitative Methods I
  • Contemporary Issues in I-O Psychology
  • Special Topics