Angela Grotto

Associate Professor, Management & Marketing

As a work-life scholar with HR consulting experience, I have been teaching, conducting research, and serving the community at Manhattan College since 2013. During my time here, our Lasallian values, bright and compassionate students, and supportive and collaborative collegues have positively influenced my scholarship and pedagogy. All the while, my family has grown, as I gave birth to three precious children. I use my industry experience, the experience and wisdom I have gained as a mother, and my colleagues and students as inspiration for continually evolving my pedagogy and scholarship to focus on social justice issues for employees, such as work-life justice and leadership gender equity.  

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 465H - Research Seminar in Management & Marketing
  • MGMT 201H - Introduction to Management Honors
  • MGMT 201 - Introduction to Management
  • MGMT 320 - Talent Management & Acquisition
  • MGMT 321 - Career Management
  • MBAE 602 - MBA Independent Research 
  • MBAE 601- MBA Internship Experience
  • MGMT 375 - Assimilating the Internship Experience in Management
  • MGMT 470 - Management Independent Study
  • Research
    As an Organizational Psychologist and work-life scholar, I apply psychological theories and research methods to the scientific study of individuals within organizations, with my primary research interest focused on improving the employee experience across the work and personal life domains, which I explore in two research streams: 1) work-life boundary management, and 2) gender and leadership.
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

    Cho, Y., Mills, M. J., Grotto, A. R. (Accepted). Drawing on attributional augmenting to unlock the potential of cybervetting to combat gender discrimination in hiring. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

    Grotto, A. R. (In Press). An episodic process model of after-hours ICT-related interruptions at home. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies

    Grotto, A. R. & Andreassi, J. K. (2022). Mix it up? The influence of team composition on employee perceptions of stressors in a post-merger environment. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 58, 442-476. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021886320923370

     Grotto, A. R. & Lyness, K. S. (2022). What a week! A moderated-mediation crossover model for daily boundary violations at home and partner evening negative affect. Stress and Health, 38, 261-276. https://doi.org/10.1002/smi.3086

    Grotto, A. R., Mills, M. J., & Eatough, E. (2022). Switching gears: A self-regulatory approach and measure of nonwork role re-engagement following after-hours work intrusions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37, 491–507. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-021-09754-3

    Shah, G., Pingali, S., & Grotto, A. G. (2020). Reviving the One Woman Campaign – Addressing a clogged leadership pipeline. Case Research Journal, 40(1), 1 – 16.

    Lyness, K. S. & Grotto, A. R. (2018).  Women and leadership in the United States: Are we closing the gender gap? Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 5, 227-265.

    Mills, M. J. & Grotto, A. R. (2017). Who can have it all and how?: An empirical examination of gender and work–life considerations among senior executives. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32, 82-97.

    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.

    BOOK CHAPTERS:

    Grotto, A. R., Hyland, P. K., & Caputo, A. W. (2017). Employee turnover and strategies for retention. H. W. Goldstein, Passmore, E. Pulakos, J. & C. Semedo (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Recruitment, Selection, and Retention. New York: Wiley Blackwell.

    Grotto, A. R. (2015). When work intrudes upon employees’ personal time: Does gender matter? In M. J. Mills (Ed.), Gender and the Work-Family Experience: An Intersection of Two Domains (pp. 201-226). New York: Springer.         

     

    RECENT PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS and PRESENTATIONS:

    Livne-Tarandach, R., Pychlau, S., Grotto, A. R., & Arora, P. (2022). The social consequences of compassion: Effects of gender differences and compassion types on leaders. In N. B. Rothman & C. A. Post (Chairs), Gender and Emotions: Intra- and Interpersonal Effects of Emotional Ambivalence and Compassion. Academy of Management Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.17206symposium

    Livne-Tarandach, R., Pychlau, S., Grotto, A.R., & Arora, P. (2021). The gains and losses of acting with compassion: Examining the moderating effect of gender on compassion and leader emergence. Academy of Management Proceedings. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2021.10647abstract

    Livne-Tarandach, R., Pychlau, S., Grotto, A. R., & Arora, P. (2022, June). The gains and losses of action with agentic versus communal compassion: Gender difference in leadership emergence. Paper to be presented at the 10th Biennial Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

    Grotto, A. R. & Mills, M. J. (2021, April). Was that really necessary? Illegitimate interruptions from work as impediments to next-day restfulness through diminished end-of-day work-to-family enrichment: “Facework” as a moderator. In… (Chairs). Symposium presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (virtual).

    Andreassi, J. K., Grotto, A. R., Lawter, L., Rua, T., & Thompson, C. (2021, January). The impact of the Department of Labor’s work-family benefits on work-family outcomes: Building a business case. Paper presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network 5th Biennial Conference (virtual).

    Grotto, A. G. & Terrazas, J. B. (2019, November). In helping others, I hurt myself: A qualitative analysis of work-family ambivalence among nonprofit workers. Poster to be presented at the 13th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health: Work, Stress and Health, Philadelphia, PA.

    Grotto, A. R., Andreassi, J. K., & Connolly, M. (2018, June) A pre/post analysis of paid parental leave in the US: Who is more committed – men or women? In A. Plagnol & P. Schober (Chairs), Work-Family Reconciliation Policies, Processes, and Gender (In)equalities. Symposium to be presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference, Washington, DC.

    Grotto, A., Mills, M. J., Eatough, E. M., & Omansky, R. (2018, April). Nonwork intrusion resiliency: Good for your health, bad for your career?  In K. J. Black (Chair), Good for Work, Bad for Life: Individual Characteristics with Divergent Effects. Symposium to be presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.

    Grotto, A. R., Andreassi, J. K., & Connolly, M. (2018, June) A pre/post analysis of paid parental leave in the US: Who is more committed – men or women? In A. Plagnol & P. Schober (Chairs), Work-Family Reconciliation Policies, Processes, and Gender (In)equalities. Symposium to be presented at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference, Washington, DC.

    Grotto, A. R. & Andreassi, J. K. (2017, May). Work-to-nonwork conflict in a post-merger work environment: A multilevel extension of the JDCS model to the nonwork domain. Paper to be presented at the 7th Annual Community Work and Family Conference, Milan, Italy.

    Grotto, A. R. & Lyness, K. S. (2016, April). Antecedents and consequences of work-to-nonwork interruptions: An event reconstruction approach. Symposium to be presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

    Grotto, A. R. (2015, April). The reach of work interruptions: Crossover of affect in couples. In Y. Park & M. A. Clark (Chairs), Current Research Developments in Work-Nonwork Boundary Dynamics. Symposium presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.

    Connolly, M., Dunn, N, & Grotto, A. R., (2015, April). And Baby Makes…? Seeking Global Best Practice in Family Policy. Roundtable Moderator at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.

    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.

    CONFERENCE MODERATOR/DISCUSSANT

    Symposium Co-Chair for “Technology, Work and Family, Part 1: Technology-Driven Transformations in Parenting, Care and Work” at the Work and Family Researchers Network 5th Biennial Conference, New York, NY. (2020, June).

    Symposium Co-Chair for “Technology, Work and Family, Part 2: Individual Agency in the Face of Technology” at the Work and Family Researchers Network 5th Biennial Conference, New York, NY. (2020, June).

    Panel Moderator for “U.S. Paid Family Leave Policy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference, Washington, DC (2016, June).

    Roundtable Moderator for “Work-Family, Gender, and…”: Examining Crucial Three-Way Intersections to Further Understanding” at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference, Washington, DC (2016, June).

    Roundtable Moderator for “And Baby Makes…? Seeking Global Best Practice in Family Policy” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, PA (2015, April).

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    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.

    Professional Memberships

    • Academy of Management
    • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Work and Family Researchers Network
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division (2022)
    • Editor Commendation, Journal of Business and Psychology (2022) - Among 1000 submitted papers, only 13 received this distinction [For Grotto, A. R., Mills, M. J., & Eatough, E. (2021). Switching gears: A self-regulatory approach and measure of nonwork role re-engagement following after-hours work intrusions. Journal of Business and Psychology.
    • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division (2021)
    • Gabriel Hauge Faculty Fellowship, The O'Malley School of Business (2016 - 2019)
    • Nominated for the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award (2019)
    • 6th Borough Bridge Program Faculty Recognition Award (2017)
    • Spring Honors Convocation Faculty Address (2016)
    • Fall Honors Convocation Faculty Address (2016)
    • Summer Research Grant, Manhattan College (2014)
    • Conference Travel Funding (2013 - present)