Markus Baer, Ph.D. is an award-winning scholar and teacher and a thought leader in the field of creativity. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. He earned his M.A. in Psychology from the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen, Germany and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Baer’s research, which can be found in the leading academic journals, has won multiple awards. His work on creativity and problem formulation in particular has gained wide-spread attention for having shaped current thinking on these issues. Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Baer has served on various editorial boards (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organization Science) and in 2016, he started his three-year tenure as Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Journal. Dr. Baer is an acclaimed teacher and has received accolades for his teaching from the Olin Business School, where he won consecutive teaching awards, and internationally as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He teaches courses on organizational behavior, creativity and innovation across a variety of programs, including the BSBA, MBA, and Executive MBA programs.