Sara Perry

Associate 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 11-1 on Zoom and by virtual or in-person appointment

Educational Background

  • MA - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University Of Houston Main Campus
  • PHD - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University Of Houston Main Campus
  • BS - Computer Science, University Of Missouri Columbia

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Management, Baylor University (August 2020 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor of Management, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business (August 2014 - July 2020)
  • 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

  • Nominated (not awarded) for Tenured Research Award, Hankamer School of Business (October 2021)
  • 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)

Licensures and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Center - State of Texas (September 2020 - Present)

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.


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Mindset of obligation: Conceptualization and empirical validation of a new measure of initiation and perseverance," Applied Psychology: An International Review, (June 2022) (coauthors: Alex C Milam, Cristina Rubino, Rocio Alcazar Toribio, Lars U Johnson).

"Disparate Safety Enforcement: Mechanisms, Curvilinear Effects, and Boundary Conditions of Supervisor-rated Leader-Member Exchange," Journal of Management, (July 2021) (coauthors: Natalia M. Lorinkova, Melih Madanoglu).

"Equipping Soldiers to Benefit from Goal-Focused Leadership: The Moderating Effects of Non-Discriminatory Leader Behaviors and Workgroup Cohesion," Military Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 5, (2021), pp. 341-355 (coauthors: Lars Johnson, L A Witt, D P McDonald).

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

"Best Practices Informed by Science on Leadership, Well-being, and Remote Work," presented at the Digital Leadership Programme - People Module, Durham, UK (virtual), May 2021.

"Human impact on working and leading remotely," presented at the Remote Leadership Conference, Camberley, Surrey, United Kingdom, March 2021.

"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.
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