Alecia M. Santuzzi

Research Interests

Disability and ableism in the workplace; decisions about disclosing stigmatizing information at work; how feeling evaluated affects metaperceptions (knowing what others think of you); technology-mediated social interactions; psychometrics and other quantitative methods.

Representative Publications

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Santuzzi, A. M., Martinez, J., and Keating, R. (in press). The benefits of inclusion for disability measurement in the workplace. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., and Keating, R. (forthcoming). Neurodiversity disclosure. Invited chapter to appear in S. Bruyere and A. Colella (Eds.), Neurodiversity in the workplace. SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., and Cook, L. (2020). Disability stereotypes. Chapter to appear in J. Nadler and E. Voyles (Eds.), Stereotypes: The Thinking Person's Guide to Today's Reality in the U.S. (pp. 243-263) Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., and Keating, R. T. (2020). Managing invisible disabilities in the workplace: Identification and disclosure dilemmas for workers with hidden impairments. In S. Fieldsen, M. Moore, and G. Wright (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook for Disability at Work. London: Palgrave.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Keating, R., Martinez, J., Finkelstein, L., Rupp, D., and Strah, N. (2019). Uncovering antecedents and consequences of identity management strategies for workers with concealable disabilities. Journal of Social Issues, 75(3), 847-880.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., and Waltz, P. R. (2016). Disability in the workplace: A unique and variable identity. Journal of Management. 42(5), 1111-1135.
  • Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Sex composition disrupts the accuracy of women's metaperceptions of partners. Small Group Research, 46, 395-414.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Waltz, P. R., Rupp, D., and Finkelstein, L. M. (2014). Invisible disabilities: Unique challenges for employees and organizations. [Focal Article] Journal of Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(2), 204-219.
  • 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., and Ruscher, J. B. (2002). Stigma salience and paranoid social cognition: Understanding variability in metaperceptions of prejudice among stigmatized targets. Social Cognition, 20, 171-197.
  • Waltz, P. R., Santuzzi, A. M., and Finkelstein, L. M. (2013). Focusing on employability through the lens of stigma. [Commentary] 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.

Evaluative Concerns (Technology and Face-To-Face)

  • Hu, X., Barber, L. K., and Santuzzi, A. M. (2020). Does active leisure improve worker well-being? An experimental daily diary approach. Journal of Happiness Studies.
  • Barber, L. K., Conlin, A. L., and Santuzzi, A. M. (2019). Workplace telepressure and work life balance outcomes: The role of work recovery activities. Stress and Health, 35, 350-362.
  • Hu, X., Santuzzi, A. M., and Barber, L. K. (2019). Disconnecting to detach: The role of impaired recovery on negative consequences of workplace telepressure. Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 35(1), 9-15. 
  • Budnick,, C., Anderson, E., Santuzzi, A. M., Grippo, A., and Matuszewich, L. (2019). Social anxiety and employment interviews: Does nonverbal feedback differentially predict cortisol and performance? Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 32(1), 67-81.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., and Barber, L. K. (2018). Workplace telepressure and worker well-being: The intervening role of psychological detachment. Occupational Health Science, 2, 337-363.
  • Barber, L. K, and Santuzzi, A. M. (2017). Telepressure and college student employment: The costs of staying connected across social contexts. Stress and Health, 33, 14-23.
  • Barber, L., and Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Please respond ASAP: Workplace telepressure and employee recovery. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 172-189.
  • Jeske, D. and Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Monitoring what and how: Psychological implications of electronic performance monitoring of employees. New Technology, Work and Employment, 30, 62-78.
  • Budnick, C. J., Kowal, M., and Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Social anxiety and the ironic effects of positive interviewer feedback. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping: An International Journal, 28, 71-87.
  • Jeske, D. and Santuzzi, A. M. (2014). Part-time workers' responses to electronic performance monitoring. International Journal of Working Conditions, 8, 63-82.
  • Budnick, C. J., and Santuzzi, A. M. (2013). Seeking re-employment in non-metropolitan America. Journal of Employment Counseling, 50(4), 146-153.
  • Kaplan, S. A., Santuzzi, A. M., and Ruscher, J. B. (2009). Elaborative metaperceptions in outcome-dependent situations: The diluted relationship between default self-perceptions and metaperceptions. Social Cognition, 27, 602-615.

Representative Grants

  • U.S. Department of Education (Co-PI) Title: Exploring the OnPAR Model in a Developmental Educational Context (with PI J. Magliano and Co-PI S Tonks). [4-year timeline; 2015-2019] No cost extension to 6/2020.
  • Opportunity Grant, NIU Summer Research and Artistry Award (PI) Title: Managing Invisible Disabilities in the Workplace. [5/2016—5/2017]
  • SHRM Society for Human Resources Management (Co-PI). Title: Telepressure and workplace recovery (with PI Larissa Barber, NIU). [2-year timeline; 04/2015—04/2017]
  • NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (1 R21 MD009585-01) (Co-Investigator). Title: E-diaries to assess health effects of microaggressions (with PI Wendy Bostwick, NIU).  [3-year timeline; 5/2015—5/2018]
  • 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--01/2011].


Associate Professor 
Faculty Supervisor, Interpersonal Evaluation and Measurement Laboratory
Director, NIU Research Methodology Services

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Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004