Beate Baltes brings to her current role as senior research faculty in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences a distinguished career in higher education spanning over three decades, both in the United States and in her native Germany. Throughout her career, Dr. Baltes has held several academic leadership positions, including Department Chair, Associate Director for Faculty Excellence, and Program Director of the EdD Teacher Leadership program. Her experience in these roles has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of higher education.
In addition to her leadership roles, Dr. Baltes has demonstrated exceptional abilities in teaching and mentoring, service, and scholarship, and was recognized for her achievements with the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2013. Her current research interests focus primarily on eLearning and virtual communities of practice, as well as the completion rates of doctoral students at online universities.
Dr. Baltes is a sought-after presenter at national and international conferences, and her research findings are frequently published in peer-reviewed journals. Her scholarly contributions have affected the field of higher education, highlighting her commitment to advancing knowledge and understanding in her area of expertise.
EdD, United States International University
Diploma, University of Munich
German-American School Association, Volunteer - Los Angeles
Awards / Honors
Rita Turner Award, Walden University, 2019
Bernard L. Turner Award, Walden University, 2019
Faculty Excellence Award, , 2013
Outstanding Dissertation Award, United States International University, 1996
Baltes, B. R., Nistor, N., Berndt, M. Effect of Additional Early Support on Doctoral Students’ Prospectus Completion. Journal of Educational Research & Practice
Soalablai, S., Wilson, A. M., Baltes, B. R. (2022). Elementary teachers’ use of 1:1 tablets in lesson planning and presentation on a Western Pacific Island. Journal of Educational Research & Practice
Nelson, S., Baltes, B. What’s more important to academic performance: Grit, student engagement, or neither? . Journal of Applied Research in the Community College
Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2018). Impact of additional early feedback on doctoral capstone proposal approval. . International Journal of Online Graduate Education
Brown, M. S., Baltes, B. (2017). The relationship between social change involvement and education. Journal of Social Change
Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2016). The impact of early prospectus review. International Journal of Management and Applied Science
Mitchell, I., Nistor, N., Baltes, B., Brown, M. S. (2016). Effect of vocabulary test preparation on low-income Black middle school students’ reading scores. Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Nistor, N., ŞtefanTrăuşan-Matu, S., Dascălu, M., Duttweiler, H., Chiru, C., Baltes, B., Smeaton, G. (2015). Finding student-centered open learning environments on the Internet: Automated dialogue assessment in academic virtual communities of practice. Computers in Human Behavior
Baltes, B., Hernandez, D., Collins, C. (2015). Increasing cultural awareness through a cultural awareness program. Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Baldasaro, M., Nancy, M., Baltes, B. (2014). A study of a knowledge community's perceptions of the loss of place. ERIC
Henry, D., Baltes, B., Nistor, N. (2014). Examining the relationship between math scores and English language proficiency. Journal of Educational Research and Practice
Schlieder, M., Maldonado, N., Baltes, B. (2014). An investigation of “Circle of Friends” peer-mediated intervention for students with autism. The Journal of Social Change
Nistor, N., Baltes, B., Dascalu, M., Mihăilă, D., Smeaton, G., Trausan-Matu, S. (2013). Participation in virtual academic communities of practice under the influence of technology acceptance and community factors. A learning analytics application. Computers in Human Behavior
Nistor, N., Dascalu, M., Trausan-Matu, S., Mihaila, D., Baltes, B., Smeaton, G. (2013). Virtual communities of practice in academia: Automated analysis of collaboration based on the social knowledge-building model.
Nistor, N., Baltes, B., Schustek, M. (2012). Knowledge sharing and educational technology acceptance in online academic communities of practice. Campus Wide Information Systems
Baltes, B., Nistor, N. (2011). Virtual mentoring in communities of practice in an online university: Technology acceptance, technology use, and perceptions of the learning process. . International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Baltes, B., Hoffman-Kipp, P., Lynn, L., Weltzer-Ward, L. (2010). Experiences and indicators related to self-efficacy in online doctoral research courses.
Baltes, B. (2010). Affirming diversity in an online course. Campus Wide Information Systems
Baltes, B., Hoffman-Kipp, P., Lynn, L., Weltzer-Ward, L. (2010). Students' research self-efficacy during online doctoral research courses. Contemporary Issues in Education Research
Weltzer-Ward, L. M., Baltes, B., Lynn, L. K. (2009). Assessing quality of critical thought in online discussion. Campus Wide Information Systems
Jackson, S., Baltes, B. (2009). Online doctoral students’ understanding of information ethics issues: An exploratory study.
Baltes, B., Nistor, N. (2006). e-Learning.
Baltes, B. (2003). E-Learning: Der Blick über den großen Teich.
Baltes, B. (2005). Didaktik des distributed eLearning.
Brock, P., Baltes, B. (2002). Multimedia: Bridging standards and constructivism.
Baltes, B. (2001). Online-Lernen.
Baltes, B. (2017). Cumulative Dissertations. International Conference on Education and Social Science
Baltes, B., Brock, P. (2016). It takes a village for edTPA success. Hawaii International Conference on Education
Brown, M. S., Baltes, B. (2018). The Impact of the Research Program Director's Prospectus Review on Doctoral Capstone Proposal Approval. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education