Sara Perry

Assistant Professor - Management

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (832) 445-7263
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 220.36

Office Hours

Tuesdays 1-3pm and by virtual or in-person appointment

Educational Background

  • MA - Industrial/Orgnl Psychology, Univ Houston Main Campus
  • PHD - Industrial/Orgnl Psychology, Univ Houston Main Campus
  • BS - Computer Science, Univ Missouri Columbia

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Management, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business (August 2014 - Present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Management, University of Houston - C.T. Bauer College of Business (January 2010 - May 2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Management, University of Houston-Downtown College of Business (January 2010 - July 2014)
  • Research Assistant, University of Houston (2006 - 2010)
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Houston (2006 - 2009)
  • Research Assistant, Rice University (2004 - 2006)
  • Systems Engineer, SIS Technologies (January 2003 - August 2005)
  • Systems Engineer, Sun Microsystems (June 2000 - November 2002)

Awards and Honors

  • Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019, Health Services Research - Wiley (April 30, 2020)
  • URSA Scholars Week Award, Baylor Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (April 12, 2018)
  • Showcase Symposium, Academy of Management annual meeting (2018)
  • Baylor University Outstanding Researcher (Tenure-Track) 2017, Baylor University (May 11, 2017)
  • 2017 Excellence in Reviewing Award, Human Resource Management Review (2017)
  • Young Researcher Award - Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University (2017)
  • Best presentation award, ASEE Engineering Management track (June 2015)
  • Best Paper in Innovation Track, Southern Management Association (November 13, 2014)

Professional Memberships

  • Heart of Texas Society for Human Resource Management (August 2019 - Present)
  • Society of Human Resource Management (2015 - Present)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (2014 - 2016)
  • American Psychological Association (2010 - 2015)
  • Southern Management Association (2007 - Present)
  • Academy of Management (2005 - Present)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (2004 - Present)


Expert in employee stress and well-being, remote work, and leadership. Teaches HRM Staffing and Negotiation & Conflict Resolution to undergraduate students. Works with HRM faculty to oversee HRM major programming. Serves on Baylor's Spiritual Life Advisory Committee and as faculty advisor for IF:Baylor, a women's ministry that is part of Baylor Spiritual Life.


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

Perry, S.J. (2020). Changing the narrative on harassment and discrimination training: Building an organizational culture with healthy professional boundaries. Industrial and Organizational Psychology 13, 186–190.

Chapter 13: Changes in Work Behavior Patterns, New York City, NY: Cambridge University Press, March 2020 (coauthors: Emily M David, Lars U Johnson).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Boundary conditions of ethical leadership: Exploring supervisor-induced and job hindrance stress as potential inhibitors," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 158, (September 2019), pp. 1165-1184 (coauthors: Matt Quade, Emily M Hunter).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Theory-building in the field of management: A qualitative and quantitative review of four decades of literature," Research in Human Resource Management, (March 2019), pp. 43-72 (coauthors: Rodger W Griffeth, Kathleen E Hall, Joshua Been).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The importance of group-focused transformational leadership and felt obligation for individual helping and group performance.," Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 40, No. 3, (March 2019), pp. 231-247 (coauthors: Natalia M Lorinkova).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Stress in remote work: Two studies testing the Demand-Control-Person model," European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 27, No. 5, (2018), pp. 577-593 (coauthors: Cristina Rubino, Emily M Hunter).

"The angry implications of work-family conflict: Examining the effects of leadership on an emotion-based model of deviance," Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 108, (2018), pp. 13-27 (coauthors: Whitney Botsford Morgan, Yingchun Wang).

"The effects of nursing satisfaction and turnover cognitions on patient attitudes and outcomes: A three-level multi-source study," Health Services Research, Vol. 53, No. 6, (2018), pp. 4943-4969 (coauthors: Jason P. Richter, Brad Beauvais).

"When is Empowerment Effective? The Role of Leader-Leader Exchange in Empowering Leadership, Cynicism, and Time Theft.," Journal of Management, Vol. 43, No. 5, (May 2017), pp. 1631-1654 (coauthors: Natalia M Lorinkova).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Developing engineering leaders: An Organized Innovation approach to engineering education," Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, (2017), pp. 99-107 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Steven C Currall, Ed Frauenheim).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Virtual Interactions," , Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Ltd, 2017, pp. 1714-1715.

"Managing the innovators: Organizational and professional commitment among scientists and engineers," Research Policy, Vol. 45, (March 2016), pp. 1247-1262 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Steven C Currall).

"When does Virtuality Really "Work"? Examining the Role of Work-Family and Virtuality in Social Loafing," Journal of Management, Vol. 42, (January 2016), pp. 449-479 (coauthors: Natalia Lorinkova, Emily M Hunter, Abigail Hubbard, Timothy McMahon).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"A Quiet Success Story," (November 2015) (coauthors: Steven C Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Emily M Hunter).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The exhausted short-timer: Leveraging autonomy to engage in production deviance," Human Relations, Vol. 68, No. 1, (November 2015), pp. 1693-1711 (coauthors: Raenada Wilson, L A Witt, Rodger W Griffeth).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Developing students’ twenty-first century skills through a service learning project," The Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Vol. 11, No. 2, (Fall 2015), pp. 23-32 (coauthors: Isaac Sabat, Whitney B Morgan, Yingchun Wang).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"America’s innovation ecosystem may get bipartisan budget boost," (March 2015) (coauthors: Steven C Currall, Emily M Hunter).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Organized Innovation for a jobs-driven economy: The role of boundary-breaking collaboration," , Tempe, AZ: Morgan James, 2015 (coauthors: R. Denson, E. Fraser, T. Richards, Steven C Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Emily M Hunter).

Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America's Prosperity: Oxford University Press, January 2014 (coauthors: Steven C Currall, Ed Frauenheim, Emily M Hunter).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Servant Leaders Inspire Servant Followers: Antecedents and outcomes for Employees and the Organization," Leadership Quarterly, The, Vol. 24, No. 2, (April 2013), pp. 316-331 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Mitchell J. Neubert, L A Witt, Lisa M Penney, Evan Weinberger).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"All you need is…resources: The effects of justice and support on burnout and turnover," Human Relations, Vol. 66, (2013), pp. 759-782 (coauthors: Nathanial Campbell, Carl Maertz, David Allen, Rodger W Griffeth).

"An exploratory study of the antecedents of burnout in hobby-jobs," Applied Psychology: An International Review, Vol. 17, (2013), pp. 456-472 (coauthors: Sabrina D Volpone, Cristina Rubino).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Developing dedicated service employees: Psychological climate for service and internal service as service-oriented resources," Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, Vol. 4, (2013), pp. 35-52 (coauthors: L A Witt, Kori Callison, Ari Malka).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Political skill as a moderator of the relationship between subordinate perceptions of interactional justice and supervisor ratings of interpersonal facilitation," American Journal of Business, Vol. 28, (2013), pp. 233-251 (coauthors: Darren Treadway, L A Witt, Jason Stoner, Brooke A Shaughnessy).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Demand–control–person: Integrating the demand–control and conservation of resources models to test an expanded stressor–strain model," Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 17, (2012), pp. 456-472 (coauthors: Cristina Rubino, Alex C Milam, Christiane Spitzmueller, Deiter Zapf).

"Inside multi-disciplinary science and engineering research centers: The impact of organizational climate on invention disclosures and patents," Research Policy, Vol. 40, (June 2011), pp. 1226-1239 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Steven C Currall).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"General job performance of first-line supervisors: The role of conscientiousness in determining its effects on subordinate exhaustion," Stress and Health, Vol. 27, (2011), pp. e83-e89 (coauthors: Cristina Rubino, L A Witt).

"Service employees give as they get: Internal service as a moderator of the service climate-service outcomes link," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 96, (2011), pp. 423-431 (coauthors: L A Witt, Karen H Ehrhart, Benjamin Schneider).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Personality and Counterproductive Work Behavior: Using conservation of resources theory to narrow the profile of deviant employees," Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 84, (January 2011), pp. 58-77 (coauthors: Lisa M Penney, Emily M Hunter).

"Linking team resources to work-family enrichment and satisfaction," Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 77, No. 2, (October 2010), pp. 304-312 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, Dawn S. Carlson, Steven A Smith).

"P = f(Ability x Conscientiousness): Examining the facets of Conscientiousness," Human Performance, Vol. 23, No. 4, (October 2010), pp. 343-360 (coauthors: Emily M Hunter, L A Witt, Kenneth J Harris).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The downside of goal-focused leadership: The role of personality in subordinate exhaustion," Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 95, (2010), pp. 1145-1153 (coauthors: L A Witt, Lisa M Penney, Leanne Atwater).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The interactive effect of extraversion and extraversion dissimilarity on emotional exhaustion: A test of the asymmetry hypothesis," Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 48, (2010), pp. 634-639 (coauthors: David F Dubin, L A Witt).

"How do stressors lead to burnout? The mediating role of motivation," Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Vol. 14, (2009), pp. 289-304 (coauthors: Cristina Rubino, Alexandra Luksyte, Sabrina D. Volpone).

Presentations and Proceedings

"Dos and don’ts of graduate school: Thriving as PhD, Masters, and Undergraduate Students," presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2018.

"Dos and don’ts of graduate school: Surviving and thriving 3.0," presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2017.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The protection of the ethical leader: Challenge stress, exhaustion, and deviance," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, August 2016 (coauthors: Matthew J. Quade, Emily M. Hunter).

"Dos and don’ts of graduate school: Surviving and thriving 2.0," presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, April 2016.

"Mindset of obligation: The effects of normative commitment orientation on work-related outcomes," presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, April 2016 (coauthors: Alex C Milam, Cristina Rubino).
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