Dr. Sam Paustian-Underdahl is a professor, researcher, and consultant whose work is dedicated to enhancing employee and organizational well-being and effectiveness. Her research focuses on the work-family interface, gender and diversity in organizations, and employee well-being and effectiveness. Her research is published in premier academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), the Journal of Organizational Behavior (JOB), the Journal of Management (JOM), Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management (HRM), and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (JOOP), among others, and has been presented at international and national conferences.
In addition to her academic experiences, Dr. Paustian-Underdahl has gained valuable external and internal human capital consulting experiences working with Strategic Management Decisions and Ingersoll Rand. As an instructor to business students, she applies her practical knowledge and experience of talent acquisition, employee development, and performance management to supplement student learning related to the core concepts of organizational behavior and human resources management.
Additionally, Dr. Paustian-Underdahl served as the assistant editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology (JBP) in 2011, and currently serves on the editorial boards for JOM, Human Performance, and JBP, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for JAP, JOB, JOOP, and HRM.
Dr. Paustian-Underdahl holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia, as well as a M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is employed at Florida International University as an Assistant Professor of Management. Dr. Paustian-Underdahl was named a FIU Top Scholar in 2015 and was awarded the Saroj Parasuraman Award for the Outstanding Publication on Gender and Diversity in 2015.