Amy Nicole Baker, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Arts & Sciences


Ph. D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland

M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland

B.S., Psychology (Business Option), with Highest Distinction, Pennsylvania State University

About Any

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Baker graduated from Penn State, then attended the University of Maryland for her graduate degrees. While finishing her Ph.D., she worked for a research firm in Washington DC and taught undergraduate research methods (and learned quite a bit about balancing multiple job roles along the way). After finishing her dissertation with the incomparable Benjamin Schneider, she was an assistant professor at the University of Tulsa for five years, where she became interested in studying dual-earner couples and workplace romance. She maintains an active research program on these issues, and also enjoys collaborating with colleagues on a wide range of topics including reading motivation, customer service, and teacher mentoring. At the University of New Haven she has enjoyed teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, and supervises many internships and practicum projects. In her spare time, she enjoys working in her herb garden, cooking Pennsylvania Dutch food, and playing the double bass.

Selected Books and Published Articles

Baker, A.N. (2016). Antecedents and consequences of observing workplace sexual behavior. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31(1), 265-279. doi:10.1108/JMP -05 – 2014-0167.

Carr, A. W., Baker, A. N., & Cassidy, J. (2016). Reducing criminal recidivism with an enhanced day reporting center for probationers with mental illness. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 55(2), 95-112.doi: 10.1080/10509674.2015.1124958.

As Amy Nicole Salvaggio:

Bozack, A. R., & Salvaggio, A. N. (2015). Impactful mentoring within a statewide, comprehensive induction program. In S. Brondyk & L. Searby (Eds.), Best practices in mentoring for teacher and leader development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Bozack, A. R., & Salvaggio, A. N. (2013). Relational effects of reading motivation and academic achievement among adolescent boys. Reading Psychology, 34, 507-522.

Salvaggio, A. N., Hopper, J. E., & Packell, K. M. (2011). Coworker reactions to observing sexual behavior at work. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 26, 604-622. doi: 10.1108/ 02683941111164508

Salvaggio, A.N., Streich, M. L., Hopper, J. E. & Pierce, C. (2011). Why do fools fall in love (at work). Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 906-937.

Robertson, L. N., Brummel, B. J., & Salvaggio, A. N. (2011). Gender perceptions of managerial positions: Implications for work-related outcomes. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 4, 1-28. doi: 10.1080/10887156.2011.546171

Salvaggio, A. N., Streich, M., & Hopper, J. E. (2009). Ambivalent sexism and applicant evaluations: Effects on ambiguous applicants. Sex Roles, 61, 621-633.

Streich, M. L., Casper, W. J., & Salvaggio, A. N. (2008). Can we agree and still conflict? An examination of couples’ agreement of work-family conflict. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23, 252-272.

Salvaggio, A. N., Schneider, B., Nishii, L. H., Mayer, D. M., Ramesh, A., & Lyon, J. S. (2007). What type of manager best serves customers? The effects of manager personality on service behavior and service climate. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92, 1741 – 1750.

Courses Taught
  • PSYC 1111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 3301 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • PSYC 6608 Psychometrics and Statistics
  • PSYC 6609 Research Methods
  • PSYC 6640 Industrial Motivation and Morale
  • PSYC 6635 Psychological Testing in Industry
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