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

  • Santuzzi, A. M., Keating, R., Martinez, J., Finkelstein, L., Rupp, D., & Schulz, N. (2019). Uncovering antecedents and consequences of identity management strategies for workers with concealable disabilities. Journal of Social Issues.

  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Keating, R. T. (2019). 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.

  • 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.

  • Santuzzi, A. M., & Zoeckler, J. M. (2019). Using social relations analysis to examine the impact of role change on interpersonal perceptions in virtual teams. IEEE Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

  • 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.

  • Budnick,, C., Anderson, E., Santuzzi, A. M., Grippo, A., & Matuszewich, L. (2018). 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., & 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.

  • Barber, L., & Santuzzi, A. M. (2015). Please respond ASAP: Workplace telepressure and employee recovery. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 172-189.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. (2002). Stigma salience and paranoid social cognition: Understanding variability in metaperceptions of prejudice among stigmatized targets. Social Cognition, 20, 171-197.

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 & 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

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


Ph.D.: Tulane University, 2004