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Karen Lyness
Position: Professor Emeritus
Campus Affiliation: Baruch College
Phone: 646.312.3842
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph. D., Ohio State University
Training Area: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Research Interests: Women in leadership positions; Careers; Work-life issues; Cross-cultural; Gender and Diversity issues in the workplace
Dr. Karen S. Lyness is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Baruch College and the Subprogram Head of the Doctoral Program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She conducts research on women in management and leadership roles, work-family interface issues, “glass ceiling” barriers related to women’s advancement into executive positions, cross-cultural issues, racial and ethnic group career issues, organizational culture, managerial careers, and other issues related to workforce diversity. The quality and impact of her research have been recognized with four national awards: Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Fellow of the Society for the Psychology of Women, and the Sage Scholarship Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the national Academy of Management. Four of her articles have been among the finalists for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Prior to joining the CUNY faculty, Dr. Lyness held a number of positions in management research and human resource management at Citigroup (Citibank), AT&T, and Avon Products. She earned a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Ohio State University.