Associate Professor, Human Resource & Leadership Development
Phone: (225) 578-2453
Office Address: 282 Coates Hall
Brief current bio –
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 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 that range from governmental integrated enterprise systems and healthcare information technology, to educational technologies used to support postsecondary coursework.
Dr. Rizzuto has secondary research interests in workforce aging issues and in understanding change reactions to workplace disasters. She has taken an active role in promoting pro bono workplace disaster recovery services through the Katrina Aid and Relief Effort (KARE) and the Disaster Research Team (DRT), interdivisional committees of the American Psychological Association, and is a research affiliate of the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute.
Dr. Rizzuto has served as a grant reviewer for multiple directorates of the National Science Foundation (NSF), obtained over $5.5M in grant dollars as PI and CoPI from state and federal agencies including NSF and the Department of Interior, and published her research in journals across multiple disciplines including psychology, management, information systems, sociology, and education.
Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 2004
- Minor Areas of Emphasis: Information Science and Technology
M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 1998.
A.A. & A.S., Philosophy & Psychology, Cottey College, 1996
Selected Publications (*Student Collaborators)
Vandaveer, V., & Rizzuto, T. (in press). The animals and their rescuers—and the I/O Psychologists who KARE’d. In W. Reichmans (Ed.), Industrial and Organizational Psychology helps the vulnerable: Serving the underserved. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rizzuto, T. & Vandaveer, V. (2013). Mobilizing action through professional societies. (Chapter 17). Using I-O psychology for the greater good: Helping those who help others. In J.B. Olson-Buchanan, L.L. Koppes Bryan, L.F. Thompson (Eds.) Frontiers Series of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York: Routledge.
Dumais, S., Rizzuto, T., Cleary, J.*, & Dowden, L. (2013). Stressors and supports for adult online learners: Comparing first- and continuous-generation college students. American Journal of Distance Education, 27,100-110.
Hirschfeld, R., Cole, M.S., Bernerth, J.B., & Rizzuto, T.E. (2013). Voluntary survey completion among team members: Implications of noncompliance and missing data for multilevel research. Journal of Applied Psychology [Feature Article], 98, 454-468.
Slack, T., & Rizzuto, T. (2012). Aging and economic well-being in rural America:
Exploring income, poverty, and employment challenges. In (Eds.) N. Glasglow and E. Berry’s Economic well-being and older rural populations: Understanding income, poverty, and employment issues. New York: Springer.
Rizzuto, T., Cherry, K., & LeDoux, J.* (2012). The aging process and cognitive capabilities. (Chapter 14). In J.W. Hedge and W. C. Borman’s (Ed.), The work and aging handbook. Oxford University Press.
Rizzuto, T., Mohammed, S., & Vance, R. (2011). Marching in-step: Facilitating technological transitions through climate consensus. Computers in Human Behavior. 27(1), 185-194.
Rizzuto, T. (2011). Age and technology innovation in the workplace: Does work context matter? Computers and Human Behavior, 27(5), pp. 1612-1620.
Rizzuto, T., DeChurch, L., Contractor, N., Carson, J., & Agnessens, F. (2014). Leveraging social network analysis in I/O science and practice. Panel to be presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Hawaii in May.
Rizzuto, T. (2013). Make New Friends, but Keep the Old: “E-Mentorship” as a Predictor of Tie Churn in Professional Networks. Paper to be presented to the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference in Hamburg, Germany, in May.
Rizzuto, T. (2013). Meet the Reviewer. Invited panelist at the Doctoral Consortium of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in Houston, TX. in April.
Weiss, J., Rizzuto, T., Masztal, J., & Olsen-Buchanan, J. (2013). Pay It Forward: Giving Back as I-O Psychologists. Panel Discussion to be presented at Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference in Houston, TX. in April.
LeDoux, J.A.*, & Rizzuto, T. (2013). Examining the nomological network of meta-accuracy within leader-member exchanges. Poster to be presented at Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conference in Houston, TX. in April.
Rizzuto, T., & Denisi, A. (2012). Grant Activity in I/O Psychology: Getting Started-Getting Funded. Invited talk presented at the Junior Faculty Consortium of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in San Diego, CA. April.
LeDoux, J. A.*, & Rizzuto, T. (2012). Dyadic meta-accuracy in leader-member exchanges: Antecedents and relational outcomes. Poster presented at the 58th Annual Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Select State and Federal Funding Activities (Total Research Funding Awarded = $6,979,858)
Principal Investigator, Department of the Interior (DOI), Mineral Management Services (MMS), Characteristics and Possible Impacts of the Aging Workforce Transition on the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Industry in the Gulf of Mexico Region. 2009-2013. $196,247. Funded.
Co- Principal Investigator (James Madden, PI), National Science Foundation. Louisiana Math and Science Teacher Institute. Sub-project – Enhancing Teacher Expertise: Deliberate Practice and Social Networks. 2009-2014. Total award: $4,999,814. Funded.
Co-Principal Investigator (Cecile Guin, PI, also with CoPIs J. Barthelemy, E. Shihadeh, F. Wang, & M. Lee), Department of Justice, Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Project. 2012-2016. $1,500,000. Funded.
Principal Investigator, Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR) Supporting E-Learning and Electronic Campus Transitions (SELECT), E-Learning and Workforce Transitions among Louisiana’s Adult Learners. 2009-2010. $47,304. Funded.
Principal Investigator, Louisiana Board of Regents (BoR), Longitudinal Assessment of College Aims, Obstacles, and Educational Supports. 2010-2011. $62,000. Funded.
Co-Principal Investigator (Juan Barthelemy, PI also with CoPIs C. Guin, E. Shihadeh, F. Wang, & M. Lee), East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, BRAVE Evaluation. 2012. $42,243. Funded.
Links to Dr. Rizzuto’s Work Groups and Collaborators:
Adult Learning Research Program (Louisiana Board of Regents)
STEM Workforce Development Program (National Science Foundation)
Workforce Aging Research Program (U.S. Department of Interior)
LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology