Perry, Elissa L. (ep248)

Elissa L. Perry

Professor of Psychology and Education

Office Location:

226C Thmps Thmps

Office Hours:

Wednesdays: 4:30-5:30

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University
  • B.S., Trinity College 

Scholarly Interests

  • The role of age, generational membership and other demographic characteristics (e.g., sex, race, disability) in human resource decision making, organizational behavior, and employment outcomes
  • Diversity training and sexual harassment awareness training

Selected Publications

Goldberg, C., Perry, E.L., & Rawski, S. (In press).  The direct and indirect effects of organizational tolerance for sexual harassment on the effectiveness of sexual harassment investigation training for HR managers.  Human Resource Development Quarterly.

Bainbridge, H., Perry, E.L., & Kulik, C.T.  (2018).  Sexual harassment training: Explaining differences in Australian and U.S. approaches.   Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 56, 144-147.

Perry, E.L., Hendricks, W., & Broadbent, E.  (2018, reprint).  An exploration of access and treatment discrimination and job satisfaction among college graduates with and without physical disabilities. In: Workplace experience of persons with disabilities, Virtual Special Issue, Human Relations.

Perry, E.L., Golom, F.D., Catenacci, L., Ingraham, M.E., Covais, E.M., & Molina, J.J.  (2016).  Talkin 'bout your generation: The impact of applicant age and generation on hiring-related perceptions and outcome.  Work, Aging and Retirement,  doi: 10.1093/workar/waw029.

Mendelsohn, D., & Perry, E.L. (2016).  Faculty gender diversity and university performance: The role of diversity climate.  Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting, Annaheim, CA.

Perry, E.L., Hanvongse, A., & Casoinic, D.  (2013).  Making a case for the existence of generational stereotypes:  A literature review and exploratory study.  In R. Burke, C.Cooper, & J. Field (Eds.), Handbook on Aging, Work, & Society.  London: Sage Publications.

Perry, E.L., Dokko, G., & Golom, F. (2012). The aging worker and person-environment fit. In J.W. Hedge and W.C. Borman (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging. Oxford University Press (pp. 187-212).

Perry, E.L., Kulik, C.T., & Field, M.P.  (2009).  Sexual harassment training:  Recommendations to address gaps between the practitioner and research literatures.  Human Resource Management, 48(5), 817-837.

Kulik, C.T., Roberson, L., & Perry, E.L. (2007). The multiple category problem: Category activation and inhibition in the hiring process. Academy of Management Review, 32, 529 - 548.

Professor Perry received her B.S. in Psychology in 1987 from Trinity College, Hartford, CT. She received an M.S. in 1989 and a Ph.D. in 1991 in Organizational Psychology and Theory from Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Perry was an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois from 1991-1998 and a visiting fellow in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths College, London England in the spring of 1999. She teaches in the Masters, Ph.D. and executive management programs at Teachers College.  Professor Perry has also consulted to educational, nonprofit, and for-profit agencies. 

Dr. Perry's workgroup>>

Member, Academy of Management
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology
Editorial board member, Journal of Management
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