Angela R Grotto, PHD

Angela R Grotto, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Management / Marketing

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Phone : 718-862-7135

Office : DLS 507


PHD, CUNY: The Graduate Center
MA, Claremont Graduate University
MPHIL, CUNY: The Graduate Center
BA, SUNY Stony Brook


My background is in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, which is the application of psychological theories and research methods to the scientific study of individuals within organizations. My primary research interest focuses on the interactions between work life and personal life.  My other research interests include women in leadership, employee well-being, diversity, and voluntary turnover.

Professional Experience

Sirota Consulting, Team Leader and Senior Consultant 
May 2006 – June 2013

  • Partnered with HR executives to design tailored survey programs aligned with business strategies and people management goals, mainly in the high-tech industry.
  • Audited and developed questionnaires, designed manager reports, conducted advanced data analyses, and provided action-oriented recommendations to business executives.
  • Trained managers on report interpretation, conducting employee feedback sessions, and creating and implementing survey action plans.

Publications & Professional Activities

Lyness, K. S., Gornick, J. C., Stone, P., & Grotto, A.R. (2012). It’s all about control: A cross-national study of the antecedents and consequences of worker control over and hours. American Sociological Review.

Komaki, J. L, Minnich, M. L. R, Grotto, A. R., Weinshank, B, & Kern, M. J. (2011). Promoting critical operant-based leadership while decreasing the ubiquitous directives and exhortations. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 31, 236-261.

Schlehofer, M., Casad, B. J., Bligh, M., & Grotto, A.R.  (2011). Navigating public prejudices: The impact of media and attitudes on high-profile female political leaders. Sex Roles, 65, 69-82.      

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.

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management

American Psychological Association

Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology



Grotto, A. R. (2013, April). Discussant In M. J. Mills (Chair), Employee Gender and the Work-Family Experience: More Similar Than Presumed?  Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Grotto, A. R. (2013, April). Employee engagement patterns during employees’ first five years.  In P. K. Hyland (Chair), Employee Lifecycle Research Understanding and Improving the Journey at Work.  Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Mills, M. J., & Grotto, A. R. (2012, August). Work-life and upper echelon: Perceptions,
consequences, and gender differences in senior executives' work-life experiences. Symposium presented at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Andreassi, J. K. & Grotto, A. R. (2010, August). A team level analysis of mergers: The impact of restructuring and managerial support on role stressors and work-life outcomes. In A. Lambert (Chair), Employee Benefits and Support Systems: Exploring Differences across Populations. Symposium presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Grotto, A.R., & Mills, M. (2010, April). The impact of uncertain and ambiguous work-nonwork experiences on employee health: Can psychological flexibility help? In P. K. Hyland (Chair), Building Organizational Resilience during Financial Crisis: Multiple Pathways and Perspectives. Symposium presented at the 25th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Grotto, A.R., & Hyland, P.K. (2009, April).  The relationships between personality, job demands, work-nonwork support, and work-to-nonwork spillover. In A.R. Grotto & C. Bruck (Chairs), Academic and Practitioner Perspectives on Solutions to Work-Nonwork Conflict.  Symposium presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Mallozzi, J., Bassani, J., Rutigliano, P., Grotto, A. R., & Wroebel, C., (April, 2008). Exploring personally identified survey data across clients. In J. Bassani and Y. Quintela (Chairs),Utilizing Identified Surveys. Symposium presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Lyness, K. S., Grotto, A. R., Gornick, J. C., & Stone, P. (2008, February). Workplace flexibility in comparative perspective. In Issues around Work and the Economy. Symposium presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY.

 Grotto, A. R. & Lyness, K. S. (2007, July). The relationships of job characteristics and organizational work-life supports to employees' negative work-to-nonwork spillover. Paper presentation at the 2nd annual meeting of the International Conference of Work and Family, Barcelona, Spain.

Courses Taught/Teaching

Introduction to Management (MGMT 201)

Human Resource Management (MGMT 320)