Associate Director, Human Resource & Leadership Development
Mary Ethel Baxter Lipscomb Memorial Endowed Professor
Phone: (225) 578-2453
Office Address: 282 Coates Hall
Dr. Rizzuto received her PhD from Penn State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, with a minor concentration in Information Systems and Technology. The overarching focus of her research program is on developing human capital and organizational capacity through technology-mediated processes with the goal of increasing access to the knowledge, expertise, and resources needed to manage change in the modern workplace. Applying quantitative multilevel and network modeling to describe person-environment interactions, she studies attitudinal and behavioral responses to large-scale organizational change across a wide variety of settings and technologies used to support post-secondary education and professional training. Her secondary research interests include workforce aging issues and in understanding change reactions to workplace disasters.
Dr. Rizzuto has taken an active role in supporting research and promoting pro bono service that benefits local and state interests, such as workplace disaster recovery through the Katrina Aid and Relief Effort (KARE) and the Disaster Research Team (DRT), the interdivisional committees of the American Psychological Association, and through smart policing analytics and organized crime mapping in association with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) program.
Dr. Rizzuto has served as a grant reviewer for multiple directorates of the National Science Foundation (NSF), is associated with over $9M in grant dollars in research grants as PI and CoPI from state and federal agencies, including NSF and the Department of Interior and Justice. She has published her research in journals across multiple disciplines, including psychology, management, information systems, sociology, and education. Her research has also been featured in popular media outlets such as The New York Times, National Public Radio’s Market Place and American Public Radio Works segments, The APA Monitor on Psychology, and The Chicago Tribune. Dr. Rizzuto is also featured as a 2015 TEDxLSU speaker.
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