Professor of Psychology  Ph.D. University of Washington

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Washington

Lise Saari

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Office location: Vertical Campus 4-240E

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Lise Saari teaches I/O psychology graduate courses at both CUNY-Baruch and NYU. Prior to her teaching, Lise was director of global workforce research at IBM. Before that, she was senior manager of people research at the Boeing Company and research scientist at Battelle Research Institute. These roles included studies on safety issues at Battelle, people research and management development at the Boeing Company, and worldwide responsibility for employee research, including all surveys globally, at IBM. Lise’s work has involved a variety of countries and cultures, including studies in Japanese power plants, research at Battelle’s London and Geneva offices, studies on leadership in China for Boeing, and working in Europe as part of her global role at IBM. Lise has a Ph.D. in organizational/social psychology from the University of Washington, has over 100 publications and presentations, and serves on a variety of editorial boards. Her research interests include employee attitude measurement, privacy issues with surveys and employee data, goal setting, and cross-cultural topics. Lise is a Fellow in the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science; she also serves as an I/O psychology representative to the United Nations for SIOP.

Representative publications:

Saari, L. M. (Chair) Employee surveys and new technologies: Privacy and ethical issues. Symposium presented at the 33rd annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, April 2018.

Saari, L. M. (Chair) How the science and practice of work (I-O) psychology can help advance women globally. In conjunction with the 60th annual meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, UN Plaza, New York, March 2016.

Saari, L. M. Goal setting and organizational transformation. In E. Locke and G. Latham (Eds.), New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance, New York: Routledge, 2013.

Saari, L. M. & Scherbaum, C.A. Identified employee surveys: Potential promise, perils, and professional practice guidelines. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 2011, 4 (4), 435-448.

Saari, L. M. and Judge, T.A.Employee attitudes and job satisfaction. Human Resource Management Journal, Special Issue on I/O Psychology, 2004, 43(4), 395-407.