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., Keating, R. T., & Martinez, J. J. (2023). Methodological strategies to examine the data quality and respondent experience of self-reporting disability in organization. SAGE Research Methods Business Case.
  • Samosh, D., Kulkarni, M., Santuzzi, A. M., & Lyons, B. (2023). Disability as an enabler of career success and inclusion. In S. Robinson & K. Fisher (Eds.), Research Handbook on Disability Policy. Edward Elgar, UK.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Keating, R. T., Martinez, J. J., & Thomas, C. (2023). Understanding the complexity of disability stigma and its consequences for workers and organizations. In J. Beatty, S. Hennekam, & M. Kulkarni (Eds.), De Gruyter Handbook of Disability and Management. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Keating, R. T. (2022). Neurodiversity and the disclosure dilemma. In S. Bruyere & A. Colella (Eds.), Neurodiversity in the workplace. SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series (pp. 124-148). Routledge.
  • Colella, A., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2022). Known and unknown mental illness: Uncovering the multiple routes to workplace inequities. Journal of Management.
  • Tompa, E., Samosh, D., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2022). The Benefits of Inclusion: Disability and Work in the 21st Century. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 41(3), 309-317. 
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Martinez, J., & Keating, R. (2021). The benefits of inclusion for disability measurement in the workplace. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 41(3), 474-490.  
  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Cook, L. (2020). Disability stereotypes. Chapter to appear in J. Nadler & 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., & Keating, R. T. (2020). Managing invisible disabilities in the workplace: Identification and disclosure dilemmas for workers with hidden impairments. In S. Fieldsen, M. Moore, & G. Wright (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook for Disability at Work. London: Palgrave.
  • Santuzzi, A. M., Keating, R., Martinez, J., Finkelstein, L., Rupp, D., & 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., & 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., & 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. (2011). Anticipating evaluative social interactions involving persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation Psychology, 56, 231-242.
  • 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. (2002). Stigma salience and paranoid social cognition: Understanding variability in metaperceptions of prejudice among stigmatized targets. Social Cognition, 20, 171-197.

Evaluative Concerns (Technology and Face-To-Face)

  • Hu, X., Barber, L. K., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2021). Does active leisure improve worker well-being? An experimental daily diary approach. Journal of Happiness Studies. 
  • Barber, L. K., Conlin, A. L., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2019). Workplace telepressure and work life balance outcomes: The role of work recovery activities. Stress & Health, 35, 350-362. 
  • Hu, X., Santuzzi, A. M., & 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., & 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., & 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, & Santuzzi, A. M. (2017). Telepressure and college student employment: The costs of staying connected across social contexts. Stress & Health, 33, 14-23. 
  • Barber, L., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Please respond ASAP: Workplace telepressure and employee recovery. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 172-189. 
  • Jeske, D. & 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., & 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. & Santuzzi, A. M. (2014). Part-time workers’ responses to electronic performance monitoring. International Journal of Working Conditions, 8, 63-82. 
  • Budnick, C. J., & 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., & 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].

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

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Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004