Leanne Tortez Leanne Tortez, PhD

leanne_tortez@williamjames.edu

Role(s)

  • Adjunct Faculty, Leadership Psychology, PsyD

Degrees

  • PhD, Applied Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University
  • MS, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino
  • BA, Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino; Minor: Native American Studies

Teaching

  • Statistics and Research Methods I (726)
  • Statistics and Research Methods II (727)
  • Doctoral Project I (802)

Research and Practice Interests

  • The work-family interface
  • Leader-follower dynamics
  • Employee attitudes and well-being
  • Underrepresented groups (e.g., shift workers, low-income and minority employees)
  • Psychometrics

Publications and Presentations

Kerulis, A., Tortez, L. M., & Mills, M. J. (in progress; chapter proposal accepted). The expat entrepreneur: Entrepreneurial ventures as contributing to the wellbeing of women as trailing spouses. In M. Lepeley et al. (Eds.) Wellbeing of Women in Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective. Routledge.

Tortez, L. M., & Mills, M. J. (2018). The importance of social support to the work-family conflict and well-being relationship for physicians. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for Work and Family Researchers Network. Washington, D.C.

Fornari, A., Tortez, L. M., Lay, M., Hirsch, B., Tanzi, D., Friedman, M. I., Ricardo, A. P., Pekmezaris, R., & Branch, W. (2018). A mixed-methods approach to humanistic interprofessional faculty development. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 38(1), 66-72.

Mills, M. J., & Tortez, L. M. (2018). Fighting for family: Considerations of work-family in military service member parents. Invited contribution to special issue in P. D. Harms & P. L. Perrewé (Eds.), Research in Occupational Stress and Well-Being (Vol. 16, pp. 91-116). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Pekmezaris, R., Tortez, L., Williams, M., Patel, V., Makaryus, A., Zeltser, R., Sinvani, L., Wolf-Klein, G., Lester, J., Sison, C., Lesser, M., Kozikowski, A. (2018). Home telemonitoring in heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Health Affairs, 37(12), 1-6.

Wilson, A., Martins-Welch, D., Williams, M., Tortez, L., Kozikowski, A., Earle, B., Attivissimo, L., Rosen, L., & Pekmezaris, R. (2018). Risk factor assessment of hospice patients readmitted within 7 days of acute care hospital discharge. Geriatrics, 3(1), 4-13.

Tortez, L. M. (2017). The importance of social support to the work-family conflict and well-being relationship for healthcare workers. (Doctoral dissertation).

Tortez, L. M., & Mills, M. J. (2017). In good company? Development of the Family-Supportive  Coworker Perceptions scale. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Mills, M. J., Tortez, L. M., & Gallego-Pace, M. E. (2016). Is she really into it? The media as misleading in its portrayals of female executives’ work-family (im)balance. In C. Elliott, V. Stead, S. Marvin, & J. Williams (Eds.), Gender, media, and organizations: Challenging mis(s)representations of women leaders and managers (pp. 19-36). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Mills, M. J., Fullagar, C. J. A., Culbertson, S. S., & Tortez, L. M. (2016). Improving understanding of the workload-wellbeing relation among state employees. Symposium paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Rosiello, R., Tortez, L. M., & Mills, M. J. (2016). Equal opportunity support: The importance of FSSB for single/childless employees. Symposium paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, CA.

Tortez, L. M., Agars, M.D., & Pettey, A. (2015). Unpacking leader effects on the management of the work and family interface. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Agars, M. D., French, K. A., Tortez, L. M., Amaral, B., Rockwood, N., Soria, S., & Vansa, L. (2014). Work-family and health among low-income African American employees. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York City, NY.

Agars, M. D., Tortez, L. M., Rockwood, N., & Quinonez, L. (2014). The limited impact of work-family policies and culture on the career perceptions of women. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York City, NY.

French, K. A., McConnaughy, J. M., Agars, M. D., Tortez, L. M., & Castillo, M. (2014). Work-family issues in low income contexts: A qualitative investigation. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Tortez, L. M., French, K. A., Agars, M. D., Cazares, E., Ezeagwula, C. E., Rockwood, N. J., & Vansa, L. (2014). Threat and fairness around diversity management: Testing full integration theory. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Tortez, L. M., Gilbert, J., A., & Agars, M. D. (2014). Learning organizations, empowerment, and innovation: The importance of transformational leaders. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu, HI.

Agars, M. D., & Tortez, L. M. (2013). LMX and work family outcomes: The importance of follower gender. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Huston, TX.

Tortez, L. M., & Gilbert, J. A. (2011). Factors mediating the relationship between transformational leadership and cohesion. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Research Analyst - Health Services Research, Northwell Health (Manhasset, NY)

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Society
  • National Native American Human Resources Association