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Lisa Finkelstein

Research Interests

Age and generation issues in the workplace, mentoring relationships, humor in the workplace, newcomer socialization, obesity discrimination.

Frequently Taught Classes

  • PSYC 372  Social Psychology
  • PSYC 434  Industrial and Organizational Psychology Lab
  • PSYC 471  Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 616  Organizational Psychology
  • PSYC 607  Psychometric Techniques
  • PSYC 617  Individual Assessment in Organizational Settings

Representative Publications

  • Finkelstein, L. M., Allen, T. D., Ritchie, T. D., Lynch, J.E., & Montei, M. S.  (in press).  A dyadic examination of the role of relationship characteristics and age on relationship satisfaction in a formal mentoring program.  European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
  • Commisso, M, & Finkelstein, L.  (in press).  Physical attractiveness bias in employee termination.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Allen, T. D., Finkelstein, L. M., & Poteet, M. L. (2009). Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs:  An Evidence-Based Approach.  Malden, MA:  Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Finkelstein, L. M., DeMuth, R. L. F., & Sweeney, D. L. (2007). Obesity discrimination in employment: Further exploration of moderators and mediators. Human Resource Management Journal 46, 203-222.
  • Finkelstein, L. M. & Farrell, S.K. (2007). An expanded view of age bias in the workplace. In K. Shultz and G. Adams (Eds.) Aging and Work in the 21st Century (pp. 73-108). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Finkelstein, L. M., & Poteet, M. L. (2005). Best practices in formal mentoring programs in organizations. In T. Allen and L. Eby (Eds.) The Blackwell Handbook of Mentoring. (pp. 345-368). Malden, MA: Blackwell Press.
  • Goldberg, C., Finkelstein, L., Konrad, A., & Perry, E. (2004). Matching people with jobs and industries: The effects of age and gender matches on career progress outcomes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25, 807-829.
  • Finkelstein, L. M., Allen, T. D., & Rhoton, L. (2003). Examining the role of age in mentoring relationships. Group and Organization Management, 28, 249-281.
  • Perry, E. L., & Finkelstein, L. M. (1999). Toward a broader view of age discrimination in employment-related decisions: A joint consideration of organizational factors and cognitive processes. Human Resource Management Review, 9, 21-49.
  • Finkelstein, L. M., Burke, M. J., & Raju, N. S. (1995). Age discrimination in simulated employment contexts: An integrative analysis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 80, 652-663.


Professor, Social and Industrial / Organizational Psychology

PM 571


Ph.D. Tulane University, 1996