Isaac Sabat’s program of research broadly focuses on understanding and improving the working lives of stigmatized employees. He is particularly interested in examining strategies in which these employees can engage, such as disclosing or acknowledging their identities, to effectively remediate the workplace obstacles that they face. He has conducted various interrelated projects that examine how the effectiveness of expressing one’s identity is impacted by the extent to which stigmas are previously known, visible, or discovered by others over time. This is a novel area, given that disclosures have previously been conceptualized as a dichotomous, all-or-nothing phenomenon. He is looking forward to joining the industrial/organizational psychology department as well as the new diversity sciences cluster so that he may continue this line of work aimed at reducing unfair discriminatory treatment within and outside of the workplace.
Accepting Students in Fall 2017