Amy Nicole Baker, Ph.D.

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Psychology & Sociology

Psychology Department
College of Arts and 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 Amy

Dr. Amy Nicole Baker received a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Maryland. Her research interests are in workplace romance, organizational climate, perceptions of women in the workplace, and dual-earner couples. Her work has been published in some of the top journals in her field, including the Journal of Applied Psychology and Educational and Psychological Measurement.

Selected Books and Published Articles

Baker, A.N., King, D., Nalick, M., Tempios, M., K. Gupta, V. and Pierce, C.A. (2021), "Managers' sexually-oriented behavior and firm performance: linking media reports to stock market reaction s and legal risk", Journal of Strategy and Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

Carr W.A., Baker A.N., Cassidy J.J. (2020). Diagnostic Moderators of the Risk-Recidivism Relationship for Offenders with Mental Illness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/03066 24X20969944

Tamborra T.L., Baker A.N., Jeffries S.s, Tempio M.s, Campbell Es. Criminal Victimization Experienced While Studying Abroad: An Examination of Rates and Other Relevant Factors. (2020). Journal of Studies in International Education. 2020;24(5):573-588. doi:10.1177/1028315319861354

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 3321/SOCI 3320 Social Psychology
  • 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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News and In the Media

In the Media

BBC News: The inevitability of the office romance

Amy Baker, professor of psychology and assistant chair of psychology and sociology, says that if romance starts with a work colleague, it should be disclosed sooner rather than later to avoid an adverse reaction from human resources.

In the Media

Parade Magazine: Turn It Off! Belgium Is the Latest Country To Legally Allow Employees the Right To Disconnect After Work Hours

Three professors, Amy Baker, professor of psychology and assistant chair of psychology and sociology; Jeffrey Debies-Carl, associate professor of psychology and sociology; and Mo Cayer, distinguished lecturer and coordinator of the M.S. in Human Resources program, comment on the importance of separating work from off-hours in order to be more productive professionally and personally.

KELOLAND TV: Workplace Romance Under Spotlight After Sex Scandals

Amy Nicole Baker, associate professor of psychology, studies workplace romance. She says that when companies try to legislate workplace romance, it often drives people underground. This story appeared in hundreds of publications all over the world include the UAE, India, Taiwan and in many U.S. business and mainstream publications and television stations.

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