Angela Grotto

Assistant 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 two precious children (2015 and 2017). I use my past consulting 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 balance and leadership gender equity.  

Education

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

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 201 - Introduction to Management
  • MGMT 320 - Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 321 - Career Management
  • MGMT 375 - The Internship Experience in Management
  • MBAE 602 - Research 
  • MGMT 470 - Management Independent Study
  • Research
    As an Organizational Psychologist, I apply psychological theories and research methods to the scientific study of individuals within organizations, with my primary research interests focusing on: 1) employee experiences with after-hours work interruptions, and 2) women's experiences in the workplace (e.g., leadership, work-family support).
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

    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 PRESENTATIONS:

    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

    Married...with Children: Strategies for Surviving Grad School with Family. Panel discussant at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL, 2017.

    U.S. Paid Family Leave Policy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. Panel Moderator at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference: Careers, Care, and Life-Course “Fit:” Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy. Washington, DC, 2016.

    Work-Family, Gender, and. . .`: Examining Crucial Three-Way Intersections to Further Understanding. Round Table Moderator at the Work and Family Researchers Network Biannual Conference: Careers, Care, and Life-Course “Fit:” Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy. Washington, DC, 2016.

    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.

    Employee Gender and the Work-Family Experience: More Similar Than Presumed?  Discussant at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX, 2013.

  • 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

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    • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    • Work and Family Researchers Network
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Gabriel Hauge Faculty Fellowship, The O'Malley School of Buseinss (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)
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    • Summer Research Grant, Manhattan College (2014)
    • Conference Travel Funding (2013 - present)