BiographyLisa M. Finkelstein is a professor of Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Northern Illinois University. She has been on the faculty at NIU since 1996. She is also affiliated with the U.S. Army Research Institute as a Senior Consortium Research Fellow and with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research as an Associate Investigator.
Dr. Finkelstein's research lab focuses largely on understanding how people perceive others and/or themselves in different workplace situations and relationships, and how those perceptions in turn affect those workplace situations and relationships. Within this broad mission, she and her collaborators and students study various areas of stigma (aging, disability status, appearance, etc.), diversity, mentoring, humor, and high potential designation.
Dr. Finkelstein's work has been published in outlets such as Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Business and Psychology, and Work, Aging and Retirement. She has served as an associate editor for Group and Organization Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Work, Aging and Retirement.
Dr. Finkelstein has served in many roles in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), including Executive Board Member (Secretary), Conference Chair, and Program Chair. She is a Fellow of SIOP and the recipient of SIOP's 2016 Distinguished Service Contributions Award in recognition of sustained, significant, and outstanding service to the organization and profession. She is also the recipient of Northern Illinois University's Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Outstanding Mentor Award (2019) and Northern Illinois University's Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006).