Dr. Stefanie Baier
Dr. Stefanie Baier is the Director of Instructional Development for Graduate Students and Postdocs at the Graduate School at Michigan State University. In her role she is in charge of the curriculum for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) preparation, manages teaching professional development of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and (co-)facilitates workshops on various topics including Teaching Philosophy Statement and DEI Statement workshops.
Her research interests include student success and retention and the impact of diversity, academic, and psychosocial factors on college outcomes. She also engages in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and has published on various topics and served as reviewer for journals. In her evaluation work she has focused on assessment of professional training and support programs (learning communities, student success and mentoring initiatives), and international student success.
Stefanie has teaching experience at the K-9, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She is a member of the Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network and co-chairs the GPPD Assessment Committee. She is also a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Stefanie Baier holds an M.A. in Educational Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph. D. in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. She also earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Religious Studies from the Pädagogische Akademie Graz-Eggenberg, Austria.