Baranik, Lisa

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: (518) 956-8324


Lisa Baranik is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University at Albany, School of Business. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Georgia in 2009.


Her research focuses on understanding how employees learn and develop, and her research interests include mentoring relationships at work, work motivation and achievement goals, and occupational health psychology, focusing on stressors that employees experience at work. Dr. Baranik is also interested in cross-cultural research and recently completed fieldwork in Tunisia, where she examined predictors of success among female entrepreneurs. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management, Human Performance, Psychological Bulletin, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Development, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Research in Personality.


Dr. Baranik teaches classes in Human Resource Management.

Refereed Journal Publications:

Hurst, C. S., Baranik, L. E., & Clark, S. (in press). Job content plateaus: Justice, job satisfaction, and citizenship behavior. Journal of Career Development.


Baranik, L. E., Wang, M., Gong, Y., & Shi, J. (in press). Customer mistreatment, employee health, and job performance: Cognitive rumination and social sharing as mediating mechanisms. Journal of Management.


Baranik, L. E., & Eby, L. T. (2016). Organizational citizenship behaviors and employee depressed mood, burnout, and satisfaction with health and life: The mediating role of positive affect. Personnel Review, 45, 1-19.


Hu, C., Baranik, L. E., & Wu, T. (2014). Antidotes to dissimilar mentor-protégé dyads. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 85, 219-227.


Yang, C., Hu, C., Baranik, L. E., & Lin, C. (2013). Can protégés be successfully socialized without socialized mentors? A close look at mentorship formality. Journal of Career Development, 40, 407-422.


Hurst, C. S., Baranik, L. E., & Daniel, F. (2013). College student stressors: A review of the qualitative research. Stress and Health, 29, 275-285.


Eby, L. T., Allen, T. D., Hoffman, B., Baranik, L. E., Sauer, J. B., Baldwin, S., Morrison, M. A., Kinkade, K. M., Maher, C. P., Curtis, S., & Evans, S. C. (2013). An interdisciplinary meta-analysis of the potential antecedents, correlates, and consequences of protégé perceptions of mentoring. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 441-476.


Baranik, L. E., Lau, A. R., Stanley, L. J., Barron, K. E., & Lance, C. E. (2013). Achievement goals in organizations: Is there support for mastery-avoidance? Journal of Managerial Issues, 25, 46-61.


Finch, J., Baranik, L. E., Liu, Y., & West, S. G. (2012). Physical health, positive and negative affect, and personality: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 537-545. Winner of the 2012 best paper award.