Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication

Saroj Parasuraman Outstanding Publication Award

Sponsor: Greenleaf Publishing

The Parasuraman Award, is presented annually by the DEI Division to the individual or individuals who published the best journal article in the field of gender and diversity in the calendar year preceding the award. The intent of the award is to highlight scholarly activity in the field of gender and diversity and to encourage further scholarly activity within our field.

Deadlines for submissions: Open
Please send nominations by e-mail to Katina Sawyer (, Parasuraman Award Committee Chair.

Nominations may be made by any member of the Academy of Management and self-nominations are welcome. The Award Subcommittee may also generate nominations. Those evaluating the publications will be blind to the source of the nomination.

Publications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the DEI division, consisting of at least 3 members. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the Executive Committee about the award-winning publication and, if appropriate, a publication deserving honorable mention status. The Executive Committee may either endorse or reject the recommendations of the subcommittee but may not substitute a nominee of its own. In the absence of a publication that is deemed deserving of the award by both the Awards Subcommittee and the Executive Committee, the award may be withheld. 

Only publications with a 2023 publication date will be considered. Publications having multiple authors are acceptable. The year of publication is considered to be the year in which the final published manuscript appeared in either electronic or print version. Articles must have a DOI to be eligible. In press articles are not eligible.  

Criteria for evaluation of publications include:  

  • the degree to which the research addresses a phenomenon that is of significance to research in diversity, equity and inclusion
  • the potential impact or significance of the publication on diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations
  • the degree to which the research displays technical adequacy, including issues of internal validity, external validity, appropriate methodology, appropriate statistical analysis, and comprehensiveness of review (if the publication is a literature review).

With your nomination, please include:

  1. a complete citation for the article
  2. a brief (1-2 sentences) statement indicating why you believe it is deserving of the award
  3. a pdf version of the nominated article
  4. and confirm that you (the nominator) are a current member of the Academy of Management


Award Recipients

Paper Title: Am I Next?” The Spillover Effects of Mega-Threats on Avoidant Behaviors at Work. Academy of Management Journal, 65(3), 720-748
Award Recipients
  • Angelica Leigh, Duke University, Fugua School of Business
  • Shimui Melwani, UNC Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School


  • Chair: Judy Clair
Year Recipients Paper Committee Members
2022 Traci Sitzmann
University of Colorado Denver;
Elizabeth Campbell
University of Minnesota
The Hidden Cost of Prayer: Religiosity and the Gender Wage Gap Mukta Kulkarni
2021 A.C. (Astrid) Homan, U. of Amsterdam
S. (Seval) Gündemir, U. of Amsterdam
Claudia Buengeler, Kiel U.
Gerben A. van Kleef, U. of Amsterdam
Leading diversity: Towards a theory of functional leadership in diverse teams. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(10): 1101-1128. Samantha Paustian-Underdahl (Chair), Florida State U.

Andrew An-Chih Wang, China Europe International Business School
Winny Shen, York U.
Brent Lyons, York U.
John Lynch, U. of Illinois - Chicago
Dave Arena, UT Arlington
Alexis Smith Washington, Oklahoma State U.
Shanna Daniels, Florida State U.
Marla Baskerville Watkins, Northeastern U.
2020 Alexis Nicole Smith, Oklahoma State University
Marla Baskerville Watkins, Northeastern University
Jamie Ladge, Northeastern University
Pamela G. Carlton, Springboard Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership
Making the invisible visible: Paradoxical effects of intersectional invisibility on the career experiences of executive Black women. Academy of Management Journal, 62, 1705-1734. Samantha Paustian-Underdahl (Chair)

Janet Barnes-Farrell
David Hekman
Andrew An-Chih Wang
Brent Lyons
John Lynch
Jessica Roddell
Dave Arena
2019 Lynch, J. W.
Rodell, J. B.
Blend in or stand out? Interpersonal outcomes to managing concealable stigmas at work. Journal of Applied Psychology Samantha Paustian-Underdahl (Chair)
David Baldridge
Janet Barnes-Farrell
David Hekman
Andrew An-Chih Wang
Winny Shen
Kristen Jones
Brent Lyons
2018 Shockley, K. M., Shen, W., DeNunzio, M. M., Arvan, M. L., & Knudsen, E. A. Disentangling the relationship between gender and work-family conflict: An integration of theoretical perspectives using meta-analytic methods. Journal of Applied Psychology David Baldridge (Chair), Janet Barnes-Farrell, Joy Beatty, Stephan Boehm, Curtis Chan, David Hekman, Sonia Kang, Eden King, Samantha (Sam) Paustian-Underdahl, Andrew An-Chih Wang
2017 Kang, S. K., DeCelles, K. A., Tilcsik, A., & Jun, S. “Whitened resumes: Race and self-presentation in the labor market”
Administrative Science Quarterly, 61(3), 469-502.
David Baldridge (Chair) Oregon State Univ. & National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Janet Barnes-Farrell, University of Connecticut (prior year chair)
Lilia Cortina, University of Michigan
David Hekman, University of Colorado
Eden King, George Mason University
Samantha Paustian-Underdahl, Florida International University
Andrew An-Chih Wang, National Sun Yat-sen University
2016 Curtis K. Chan and Michel Anteby “Task segregation as a mechanism for within-job inequality: Women and men of the transportation security administration” - Administrative Science Quarterly Janet Barnes-Farrell (Chair), University of Connecticut David Baldridge, Oregon State University Jeanette Cleveland, Colorado State University
Lilia Cortina, U. of Michigan
Andrew An-Chih Wang, National Sun Yat-Sen University
2015 Stephan A. Boehm, Florian Kunze, & Heike Bruch

Samantha C. Paustian-Underdahl, Lisa Slattery Walker, & David J. Woehr
“Spotlight on Age-Diversity Climate: The Impact of Age-inclusive HR Practices on Firm-level Outcomes”, Personnel Psychology, 2014, 67, 667-704.

“Gender and Perceptions of Leadership Effectiveness: A Meta-Analysis of Contextual Moderators”, Journal of Applied Psychology, 2014, 99, 1129-1145.
Janet Barnes-Farrell (Chair), Alison Sheridan, Fernanda Wagstaff, David Baldridge, Andrew Wang
2014 Michael L. McDonald & James D. Westphal “Access denied: Low mentoring of women and minority first-time directors and its negative effects on appointments to additional boards.” Academy of Management Journal, 56, #4, 1169-1198, 2013. Maura Belliveau (Chair), Marla Baskerville Watkins, Martin Davidson, Danna Greenberg, Payal Kumar, Maria Fernanda Wagstaff
2013 Belle Rose Ragins, Jorge A. Gonzalez, Kyle Ehrhardt, & Romila Singh “Crossing the threshold: The spillover of community racial diversity and diversity climate to the workplace.” Personnel Psychology, 65, 755-787, 2012. Stacy Blake-Beard (Chair), Maura Belliveau, Alison Cook, Sonia Ghumman, and Jawad Syed
2012 Eden B. King, Jeremy F. Dawson, Michael A. West, Veronica L. Gilrane, Chad I. Peddie, and Lucy Bastin “Why Organizational and Community Diversity Matter: Representativeness and the Emergence of Incivility and Organizational Performance.” Academy of Management Journal, 54 (6), 2011. Orlando Richard (Chair), Lisa Nishii, David BAldridge, Consuelo Garcia, Sonia Ghumman, Christine Mahoney
2011 David R. Hekman, Karl Aquino, Bradley P. Owens, Terence R. Mitchell, Pauline Schilpzand and Keith Leavitt “An Examination of whether and how racial and gender biases influence customer satisfaction” Patrick Mckay (chair), Mustafa Ozbilgin, Jennifer Berdahl, Kathleen Campbell, Olivia (Mandy) O’Neill, Amy Randel
2010 Aparna Joshi and Hyuntak Roh “The role of context in work team diversity” David Kravitz (Chair), Judith Clair, Jorg Dietz, Lars-Eric Petersen, Susan Vinnicombe
2009 Lars-Eric Petersen and Jorge Dietz

Patrick McKay, Derek Avery and Mark Morris
“Employment Discrimination: Authority Figures’ Demographic Preferences and Followers’ Affective Organizational Commitment.“

“Mean Racial-Ethnic Differences in Employee Sales Performance: The Moderating Role of Diversity Climate.”
David Harrison, Katherine Klein, Belle Rose Ragins, Hannah Riley-Bowles
2008 David Harrison and Katherine Klein “What’s the difference? Diversity constructs as separation, variety, or disparity in organizations”. 2007, Academy of Management Review, 32(4), 1199-1228.“ Gayle Baugh (Chair), Jeff Greenhaus, Sherry Sullivan.