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Kathi Miner

Kathi Miner
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Diversity Science
  • Psychology 286
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Associate Professor

Research Interests

Diversity, inclusion, and respect in organizations
Workplace abuse and mistreatment
Gender, race, sexual orientation, parenting status, and other categories of difference in organizations
Occupational health
Cross-cultural investigations of workplace mistreatment
Power and status in organizations
How societal issues and events (e.g., national politics, natural disasters) affect employee relations
Physiological responses to workplace mistreatment
Work-life balance (especially trauma)
Women in STEM

Recent Publications

Miner, K. N., Diaz, I., Wooderson, R. L., McDonald, J., Smittick, A., & Lomeli, L.C. (in press). A workplace incivility roadmap: Identifying theoretical speedbumps and alternative routes for future research. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Miner, K. N., Walker, J., Bergman, M. E., Jean, V., Carter-Sowell, A., January, S. C., Kaunas, C. (in press). From “her” problem to “our” problem: Using an individual lens vs. a social-structural lens to understand gender inequity in STEM. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice. 

Miner, K. N., Diaz, I., & Rinn, A. N. (2017). Incivility, psychological distress, and math self-concept among women and students of color in STEM. Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 23(3), 211–230. 

Miner, K. N. & Smittick, A. (2016). Workplace incivility, culture of honor, and aggression: Precarious manhood and the demoralized male. Culture, Society, and Masculinities, 8(1), 20–38.  

Miner, K. N., & Cortina, L. M. (2016). Observed workplace incivility toward women, perceptions of interpersonal injustice, and observer occupational well-being: Differential effects for gender of the observer. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 482. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00482. 

Zurbrügg, L., & Miner, K. N. (2016). Gender, sexual orientation, and workplace incivility: Who is most targeted and who is most harmed? Frontiers in Psychology, 7, Article 565. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00565. (Winner of the 2016 APA Division 35 best graduate student paper award).


Recent Grants

2010-2015: ADVANCE-IT Promoting success of women faculty through a Psychologically Healthy Workplace; National Science Foundation
2009-2012: The influence of educational climate on college women’s attrition from STEM fields: A three-year longitudinal study, National Science Foundation

Courses Taught

WGST 200: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
PSYC/WGST 300: Psychology of Women WGST 400: Women and Marriage
PSYC 680: Occupational Health Psychology; Workplace Abuse and Mistreatment; Stigmatized Identities in the Workplace