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About Brent Lyons
Brent Lyons (pronouns: he/him/his) is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business and the York Research Chair in Stigmatization and Social Identity. His research involves the study of stigma in organizations and how individuals with stigmatized social identities, such as disability, navigate their work and interpersonal relationships to reduce consequences of stigmatization. Brent has published his work in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. His research has also been supported by multiple grants from SSHRC. Brent serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Prior to joining York University, Brent was an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization Studies at Simon Fraser University. He received his PhD in Organizational Psychology at Michigan State University in 2013.
The Stigma & Identity Lab: https://www.stigmaidentitylab.com/
2020 Nominee, Strategic Management Society Best Paper Prize
2020 Elected Representative-At-Large for the Academy of Management Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division
2020 Nominee, Best Symposium Award, Academy of Management Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division
2020 York Research Leader
2020, 2019 Showcase Symposium, Academy of Management Gender & Diversity in Organizations, Managerial & Organizational Cognition, and Organizational Behaviour Divisions
2019 Outstanding Reviewer, Journal of Management
2019-2024 York Research Chair (Tier II) in Stigmatization and Social Identity
2016, 2017 Teaching Honour Roll
SELECT JOURNAL ARTICLES
Lyons, B. J., Lynch, J., & Johnson, T.D. (2020). Gay and lesbian disclosure and heterosexual identity threat: The role of heterosexual identity commitment in shaping de-stigmatization. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 160, 1-18.
Lyons, B. J., Martinez, L., Ruggs, E., Hebl, M., Ryan, A. M., Bachman, K., & Roebuck, A. (2018). To say or not to say: Different strategies of acknowledging a visible disability. Journal of Management, 44, 1980-2007.
Lyons, B. J., Volpone, S., Wessel, J. L., & Alonso, N. (2017). Disclosing a disability: Do strategy type and onset controllability make a difference? Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1375-1383.
Ali, A. A., Lyons, B. J., & Ryan, A. M. (2017). Managing a perilous stigma: Ex-offenders use of reparative impression management tactics in hiring contexts. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102, 1271-1285.
Lyons, B. J. Pek, S., & Wessel, J. L. (2017). Toward a “sunlit path”: Stigma identity management as a source of localized social change through interaction. Academy of Management Review. 42, 1 – 19.
Lyons, B. J., Zatzick, C., Thompson, T., & Bushe, G. (2017). Stigma identity concealment in hybrid organizational cultures. Journal of Social Issues. 73, 255-272.
Ten Brummelhuis, L. L., Johns, G., Lyons, B. J., & Ter Hoeven, C. L. (2016). Why and when do employees imitate the absenteeism of peers? Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes, 134, 16-30.
Ali, A. A., Ryan, A. M., Lyons, B. J., Ehrhart M. G., & Wessel, J. (2016). The long road to employment: Incivility experienced by job-seekers. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 333-349.
Lyons, B. J., Wessel, J. L. Tai, Y. C., & Ryan, A. M. (2014). Strategies of older and younger job seekers related to age-related stereotypes. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29, 1009-1027.
Lyons, B. J., Wessel, J. L., Ghumman, S. Ryan, A. M. & Kim, S. Y. (2014). Applying models of employee identity management across cultures: Christianity in the United States and South Korea. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35, 678-704.
Lyons, B. J. & Scott, B. A. (2012). Integrating social exchange and emotion centered explanations for the receipt of help and harm: A social network approach. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 117, 66-79.
Chang, C. H., & Lyons, B. J., (2012). Not all aggressions are created equal: A multi-foci approach to workplace aggression. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17, 79-92.
SELECT BOOK CHAPTERS AND NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
Trau, R., & Lyons, B.J. (2020). Disclosure and identity management strategies of racioethnic minority LGB workers. Research on Social Issues in Management: Pushing our Understanding of Diversity in Organizations, pp. 115-131.
Lyons, B.J., Volpone, S., Wessel, J.L., & Alonso, N. (2017). Disability disclosure: Embrace the positive or distance from the negative? London School of Economics Business Review. Available at https://goo.gl/JsaH2h.
Ali, A. A., & Lyons, B. J. (2016). Rude interviewers discourage people from looking for a job. London School of Economics Business Review.
Courses TaughtIndividuals and Groups in Organizations (ORGS 2100)
Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations (ORGS 4600)
MBA Strategy Field Study (MGMT 6100)