Diversity Lab

Karen S. Lyness, PhD
EmailKaren.Lyness@baruch.cuny.edu
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Doctoral Students
(current students and **recent graduates)

Desmond Leung
Nicolette Rainone
Jill Douek
Jeremy Rothstein
Hilal Erkovan**
Martine Maculaitis**
Jolie Terrazas**

Current and Past Undergraduate Students
Chujie Quan
Gregory Guma
Catalina Flores
Pedro De La Rosa
Juliana Ruiz
Kiandra Morton

Dr. Lyness and her students conduct research about a wide range of topics relating to diversity and cross-cultural issues in the workplace. Our research focuses on traditional diversity issues of gender and race, and also included other understudied diversity issues and groups. For example, we are studying stereotypes and perceptions of unemployed workers, religious minorities, employees with physical and mental disabilities, and members of the LGBT community. Current projects are in areas such as:

  • Diversity & Leadership: Topics include leadership barriers that make it more difficult for women and other underrepresented groups to become leaders. We are also interested in what facilitates successful leadership of these groups.
  • Diversity & Careers:  We study contemporary career issues, such as relationships between work-family issues and careers, with recent publications focusing on both domestic and cross-national perspectives.
  • Diversity & Work-Life Issues:  Our research interests also include various work-family (and work-life) interface issues, such as the challenges of balancing work with family and other non-work responsibilities, and effects of various types of job demands on health.

Objectives: The goals of the diversity lab are to enhance our understanding about a wide range of diversity issues in today’s multicultural work environments and investigate the work-related experiences and career outcomes of workers from diverse backgrounds. We want our research to contribute to academic scholarship and also provide useful insights and recommendations for workers, employers, and policy makers.

Examples of Recent & Forthcoming Publications (Bold = Lab member; ** Alumni)

Lyness, K. S., & Grotto, A. R.** (available on-line, print publication Forthcoming in 2018). Women and Leadership in the United States: Are We Closing the Gender Gap? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 5, 227-265. doi:10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-032117-104739.

Gisler, S., Kato, A. E., Lee, S., & Leung, D. W. (in press). One size does not fit all: Gender inequity in STEM varies between subfields. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11(2). [equal authorship, authors listed alphabetically]

Lyness, K. S., Judiesch, M. K., & Erkovan, H. E.** (in press). The Work-Family Interface and Careers in the Global Workplace: Insights from Cross-National Research. The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface: Cambridge University Press.

Rainone, N., Oodal, R., & Niederdeppe, J. (in press). The (surprising) impact of televised antidepressant direct-to-consumer advertising on the stigmatization of mental illness. Community Mental Health Journal.

Ragins, B. R., Ehrhardt, K., Lyness, K. S., Murphy, D. D., & Capman, J. F. (2017). Anchoring Relationships at Work: High-Quality Mentors and Other Supportive Work Relationships as Buffers to Ambient Racial Discrimination. Personnel Psychology, 70(1), 211-256.

Shockley, K. M., Douek, J., Smith, C. R., Yu, P. P., Dumani, S., & French, K. A. (2017). Cross-cultural work and family research: A review of the literature. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 101, 1-20.

Lyness, K. S., & Erkovan, H. E.** (2016). The changing dynamics of careers and the work–family interface. The Oxford Handbook of Work and Family, 376-388.

Examples of Recent & Upcoming Presentations (Bold = Lab member; **Alumni)

  • Lyness, K. S., (2018, March). Societal gender norms, male-dominated leadership, and stereotypes—Multi-level barriers that perpetuate gender gaps in leadership. In Saari, L. (Chair), Gender Equality in Leadership:  Strategies for Making Global Progress. SIOP-sponsored panel presented in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, New York, NY.
  • Leung, D. W., Lyness, K. S., & Judiesch, M. K. (2018, April). Competent but cold: Mixed stereotypes of Asian American men and women. Poster to be presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Lyness, K. S., Rainone, N., Maculaitis, M. C.**, Judiesch, M.K., Leung, D. W., Terrazas, J. M. B.**, & Erkovan, H. E.** (2018, April). Gendered stereotypes of unemployed professionals: Implications for reemployment. Poster to be presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.
  • Herbert, M. S., Leung, D. W., Floto, E., Pittman, J. O. E., & Afari, N. (2018, April). Race/ethnicity, resilience, and social support among OEF/OIF combat veterans. Poster to be presented at the 39th annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Lyness, K. S., Judiesch, M. K., Maculaitis, M. C.**, Erkovan, H. E. **, Terrazas, J. M. B.**, Leung, D. W., Gisler, S. (2017, August). Stereotypes and attitudes about Gulf War II veterans: Intersections of gender and sexual identities. In Lyness, K. S. & Judiesch M. K. (Chairs), Diversity interface challenges: Intersectionality, faultlines, and subtle discrimination. Symposium presented at the 77th annual meeting of Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • Maculaitis, M. C.** & Lyness, K. S. (2017, August). Why do negative employment outcomes for workers with disabilities persist? Investigating the effects of human capital, social capital, and discrimination. In Lyness, K. S. & Judiesch M. K. (Chairs), Diversity interface challenges: Intersectionality, faultlines, and subtle discrimination. Symposium presented at the 77th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

 

Lab news by Desmond Leung & Nicolette Rainone:

  • You are invited to a SIOP-sponsored panel on “Gender Equality in Leadership:  Strategies for Making Global Progress,” in conjunction with the 62nd Annual Meeting of the

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  

  • Dr. Karen Lyness will be presenting along with Dr. Katina Sawyer, Dr. Virginia Schein, and Dr. Anna Marie Valerio, with Dr. Lise Saari, as the Chair.
  • The session will be on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm.
  • It will be held at the UN-affiliated venue: Armenian Convention Center, Guild Hall, 630 2nd Ave (between 34th & 35th St.), in Manhattan.
  • Dr. Karen Lyness, Dr. John Capman (graduate), and their colleagues’ (2017) article in Personnel Psychology got a shout-out from Harvard Business Review!
    • Publication:  Ragins, B. R., Ehrhardt, K., Lyness, K. S., Murphy, D. D., & Capman, J. F. (2017). Anchoring Relationships at Work: High-Quality Mentors and Other Supportive Work Relationships as Buffers to Ambient Racial Discrimination. Personnel Psychology, 70(1), 211-256.
  • We offer special recognition to our former lab member, Dr. Angela Grotto, who not only studies work-family issues but has exciting news in both domains!
    • Angela’s daughter Filomena was born on November 13, 2018!
    • Angela is an Assistant Professor of management at Manhattan College, and she was recently awarded the Gabriel Hauge Faculty Fellowship.
    • Angela co-authored the forthcoming Annual Review article:

Lyness, K. S., & Grotto, A. R.** (available on-line, print publication Forthcoming in 2018). Women and Leadership in the United States: Are We Closing the Gender Gap? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 5, 227-265.

    • Our warmest congratulation to Angela on all fronts!!!
  • Congrats to Jill Douek and Jeremy Rothstein who recently passed comprehensive examinations!
  • Congrats to the following members of the diversity lab who recently defended their dissertations!
  • Dr. Hilal E. Erkovan**: “Does the Career Adaptation Process Change as a Function of an Employee's Age or Employment Gaps? A Longitudinal Investigation of Relationships Among Personal Resources, Contextual Factors, Coping Behaviors, and Career Success”
  • Dr. Martine C. Maculaitis**: “Why Do Negative Employment Outcomes for Workers with Disabilities Persist?  Investigating the Effects of Human Capital, Social Capital, and Discrimination”
  • Dr. Jolie M. B. Terrazas**: “An Experimental Investigation of Emotional Labor Display Rules and Performance in a Human Resources Sexual Harassment Interview Simulation”

 

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