Dr. Katie Lawson
Dr. Katie Lawson
Associate Professor of Psychological Science
Curriculum Vitae


Room:NQ 106


College of Notre Dame of Maryland, B.S., 2007
Radford University, M.A., 2009
The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 2014

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Research Interests

Very broadly, I am interested in the associations among work, family, and gender across the lifespan. This has led to two lines of research. First, my research focuses on the positive and negative associations between work and family, including the role of work-family conflict on employee and family health. Second, my research focuses on the role of family and gender in occupational choices, which includes research examining women’s and men’s pursuit of gender atypical careers.

Selected Publications

Lawson, K. M., *Sun, X., McHale, S. M. (in press). Family-friendly for her, longer hours for him: Actor-partner model linking work-family environments to work-family interference. Manuscript accepted for publication at Journal of Family Psychology.

Lawson, K. M., *Miller, M. J., *Brown, K., & *Woodling, C. M. (in press). Daily environments during emerging adulthood and gender atypical occupational choices: The role of sexist experiences. Journal of Career Assessment.

Lawson, K. M., Lee, S., & *Maric, D. (2021). Not just work-to-family conflict, but how you react to it matters for physical and mental health. Work and Stress, 35(4), 327-343. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2021.1888821 - Media coverage on Healthy Work podcast (June, 2021). https://anchor.fm/healthy-work/episodes/Reacting-to-Work-Family-Conflict-e12cvt8

Lawson, K. M. (2021). Women’s daily performance, enjoyment, and comfort in male-dominated majors: The role of social interactions in classes. Research in Higher Education, 62(4), 478-497. doi:10.1007/s11162-020-09609-5

Lawson, K. M. (2020). An examination of daily experiences of sexism and reactivity among women in U.S. male-dominated academic majors using experience sampling methodology. Sex Roles, 83, 552-565. doi:10.1007/s11199-020-01135-z

Lawson, K. M., *Kooiman, L. Y., & *Kuchta, O. (2018). Professors’ behaviors and attributes that promote U.S. women’s success in male-dominated academic majors: Results from a mixed-methods study. Sex Roles, 78, 542-560. doi: 10.1007/s11199-017-0809-0

Lawson, K. M., & Lee, S. (2018). Better previous night sleep is associated with less next day work-to-family conflict mediated by higher work performance among female nursing home workers. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, 4, 485-491. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.07.005

Lawson, K. M., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Almeida, D. M., Kelly, E. L, & King. R. B. (2016). Effects of workplace intervention on affective well-being in employees’ children. Developmental Psychology, 52(5), 772-777. doi: 10.1037/dev0000098

Lawson, K. M., Crouter, A. C., & McHale, S. M. (2015). Links between family gender socialization experiences in childhood and gendered occupational attainment in young adulthood. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.07.003

Davis, K. D., Lawson, K. M., Almeida, D. M., Kelly, E. L., King, R. B., Hammer, L. B., et al. (2015). Effects of a workplace intervention on parent-child time: Evidence from the Work, Family, Health Study. Pediatrics, 135(5), 875-882. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2057

Lawson, K. M., Davis, K. D., McHale, S. M., Hammer, L. B., & Buxton, O. M. (2014). Daily positive spillover and crossover from mothers’ work to youth health. Journal of Family Psychology, 28(6), 897-907. doi: 10.1037/fam0000028