Alecia M. SantuzziAlecia M. Santuzzi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Phone: (815) 753-7096
Fax: (815) 753-8088
Office: PM 561


Ph.D.: Tulane University, 2004


Metaperceptions (knowing what others think of you); anxiety during interviews; decisions about disclosing stigmatizing information at work; response bias and errors in self-report measures; social interaction in face-to-face and virtual groups.




  • Santuzzi, A. M., Waltz, P. R., Rupp, D., & Finkelstein, L. M. (accepted; to appear 2014). Invisible disabilities: Unique challenges for employees and organizations. [Focal Article] Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Budnick, C. J., & Cogburn, D. L. (under contract, 2013). Human computation and collaboration: Identifying unique social processes in virtual contexts. In P. Michelucci (Ed.), Human Computation. New York: Springer.
  • Budnick, C. J., & Santuzzi, A. M. (in press). Seeking re-employment in non-metropolitan America. Journal of Employment Counseling.
  • Taylor, J., M., & Santuzzi, A. M., & Cogburn, D. L. (in press). Trust and member satisfaction in a developing virtual organization: The roles of leader contact and experience with technology. International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology. 
  • Waltz, P. R., Santuzzi, A. M., & Finkelstein, L. M. (2013). Focusing on employability through the lens of stigma. Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6(1), 28-32.
  • Santuzzi, A. M. (2011). Anticipating evaluative social interactions involving persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 231-242.
  • Kaplan, S. A., Santuzzi, A. M., & Ruscher, J. B. (2009). Elaborative metaperceptions in outcome-dependent situations: The diluted relationship between default self-perceptions and metaperceptions. Social Cognition, 27, 602-615.
  • Santuzzi, A. M. (2007). Perceptions and metaperceptions of negative evaluation: Group composition and interpersonal accuracy in a social relations model. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 10, 383-398.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Ruscher, J. B. (2007). Distancing from incompetent in-group members: Evidence for the Black Sheep Effect in ethnicity and residence. Race, Gender, and Class, 13, 87-95.
  • Gonzalez, M. G., Burke, M. J., Santuzzi, A. M., & Bradley, J. (2003). The impact of group process variables on the effectiveness of distance collaboration groups. Computers in Human Behavior, 19, 629-648.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Ruscher, J. B. (2002). Stigma salience and paranoid social cognition: Understanding variability in metaperceptions of prejudice among stigmatized targets. Social Cognition, 20, 171-197.


  • Virtual Organizations as Sociotechnical Systems (Co-PI), National Science Foundation (#0838492).
    Title:  Developing a Comparative Meta-analytic Model for Evaluating and Facilitating Accessible CI
    -enabled Virtual Organizations. (PI: Derrick Cogburn, American University). 12/2008-11/2010.
  • Innovation Grant (PI), Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University.
    Title: The role of physical disability in forming social relationships. 8/2007-5/2009.