photo of Karen                         LynessKaren Lyness

Email: Karen.Lyness@baruch.cuny.edu
Phone: (646) 312- 3842
Location: VC 8-284

Website: Diversity Lab

Dr. Karen Lyness is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Baruch College, and a member of doctoral faculty in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) psychology program at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. She teaches courses and conducts research on workforce diversity and inclusion, work-life (work-family) issues, career development, cross-cultural issues, and other topics in industrial-organizational psychology.

The quality and impact of Dr. Lyness’s research have been recognized with five major awards: Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Sage Award for Scholarly Contributions to Gender and Diversity in Organizations from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the national Academy of Management, and Fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women. Before joining the Baruch faculty, Dr. Lyness held a number of positions in management research and human resource management at Citi (Citibank), AT&T, and Avon Products. She earned a Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology at Ohio State University.

Dr. Lyness conducts research on women in leadership positions, work-life balance, “glass ceiling” barriers related to women’s advancement, cross-cultural issues, racial/ethnic groups, organizational culture, careers, and other aspects of workforce diversity. Her current research focuses on women and people of color in leadership positions, intersections of multiple identities, stereotypes and bias, work-life balance, and contemporary career issues. Also, she and her students study the effects of cross-cultural values, and other aspects of national and organizational contexts that are relevant for understanding diversity, careers, and work-life issues. Her research has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, American Sociological Review, Personnel Psychology, Applied Psychology:  An International Review, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. Four of her articles have been among the finalists for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

Dr. Lyness’s research has contributed to our knowledge about gender differences in the careers of executives, cross-cultural comparisons of male and female managers’ work-life balance and careers, challenges for women in executive positions and strategies they use, career penalties for managers who take leaves of absence, supportive organizational work-family culture, and cross-national variation in workers’ control over their working time and its consequences. Findings from her research articles have been highlighted in publications such as Business Week, HR Magazine, Across the Board: The Conference Board Magazine, American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology, U.S. Banker, Working Woman, Boston Globe, Toronto Globe and Mail, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and Australian Financial Review.

Examples of Dr. Lyness’s publications (Bold = I/O doctoral students; ** 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.

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.

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.

Lyness, K. S., & Erkovan, H. E.** (2016). Lyness, K. S., & Erkovan, H. E. (2016). The changing dynamics of careers and the work-family interface. In T. D. Allen & L. T. Eby (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Work and Family (pp. 376-388). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Ragins, B. R., Lyness, K. S., Williams, L. J., & Winkel, D. (2014). Life spillovers: The spillover of fear of home foreclosure to the workplace. Personnel Psychology, 67, 673-800.

Lyness, K. S., & Judiesch, M. K. (2014). Gender egalitarianism and work-life balance for managers:  Multisource perspectives in 36 countries. Applied Psychology:  An International Review, 63, 96-129.

Lyness, K. S., Gornick, J. C., Stone, P., & Grotto, A. R. (2012). It’s all about control: Worker control over schedule and hours in cross-national context. American Sociological Review, 77, 1023-1049.

Grotto, A. R., & Lyness, K. S. (2010). The costs of today's jobs:  Job characteristics and organizational supports as antecedents of negative spillover. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 395-405.

Lyness, K. S., & Judiesch, M. K. (2008). Can a manager have a life and a career? International and multisource perspectives on work-life balance and career advancement potential. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 789-805.

Lyness, K. S., & Heilman, M. E. (2006). When fit is fundamental:  Performance evaluations and promotions of upper-level female and male managers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 777-785.

Lyness, K. S., & Terrazas, J. M. B. (2006). Women in management:  An update on their progress and persistent challenges. In G. P. Hodgkinson & J. K. Ford (Eds.), International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol. 21, pp. 267-294). Chichester, U.K.: Wiley.

Lyness, K. S., & Kropf, M. B. (2005). The relationships of national gender equality and organizational support with work-family balance:  A study of European managers. Human Relations, 58, 33-60.

Lyness, K. S., & Judiesch, M. K. (2001). Are female managers quitters?  The relationships of gender, promotions, and family leaves of absence to voluntary turnover. Journal of Applied Psychology, 86, 1167-1178.

Lyness, K. S., & Thompson, D. E. (2000). Climbing the corporate ladder:  Do female and male executives follow the same route? Journal of Applied Psychology, 85, 86-101.

Judiesch, M. K., & Lyness, K. S. (1999). Left behind? The impact of leaves of absence on managers' career success. Academy of Management Journal, 42, 641-651.

Thompson, C. A., Beauvais, L. L., & Lyness, K. S. (1999). When work-family benefits are not enough:  The influence of work-family culture on benefit utilization, organizational attachment, and work-family conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54, 392-415.

Lyness, K. S., & Thompson, D. E. (1997). Above the glass ceiling?  A comparison of matched samples of female and male executives. Journal of Applied Psychology, 82, 359-375.

Examples of recent & upcoming presentations (Bold = I/O doctoral students; ** 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.

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.

Lyness, K. S., Ragins, B. R., Capman, J. F., Erkovan, H. E., & Millsap, R. E. (2015, August).  Working on Thin Ice? An Investigation of Race, Organizational Diversity Context, and Job Insecurity. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

Lyness, K. S., Erkovan, H. E., & Judiesch, M. K. (2015, April). Religious Intolerance Among Workers: A Cross-National, Multilevel Investigation. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Maculaitis, M. C., & Lyness, K. S. (2015, April). Stereotypes, Job Social Status, and the Double Bind of Disability. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Maculaitis, M. C., Terrazas, J. M. B., Lyness, K. S., Smith, C. R., Judiesch, M. K., Rutter, J. C., & Erkovan, H. E. (2015, April). Religious and Nonreligious Group Stereotypes: Workforce Diversity Implications. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Erkovan, H.E., Lyness, K.S., & Judiesch, M.K.. (2014, July). Religious Intolerance in the Workplace: A Cross-National Study. Paper presented at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France.

Erkovan, H., & Lyness, K. S. (2013, April). Effects of Emotional Labor on Stress, Psychological Well-Being, and Job Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

 

She can be reached at Karen.Lyness@verizon.net

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