Valentina Bruk-Lee

Valentina Bruk-Lee

Office: DM 383B
Phone: (305) 348-2868


  • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • M.A. , Industrial/Organizational Psychology University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • B.S., Public Relations and Psychology University of Miami, Miami, FL

Research Interests

Dr. Bruk-Lee’s research is primarily focused on the topics of interpersonal conflict in organizations, employee satisfaction, occupational health and well-being, employee selection. She is also interested in counter-productivity in organizations and the role of personality in the job stress process. Dr. Bruk-Lee has consulted with both private and public sector organizations in the areas of employee selection, job analysis, performance measurement, and competency modeling. She has also led the development and localization of assessments used in global selection programs.

Dr. Bruk-Lee has served on the state level committee for the APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award and on SIOP’s Professional Practice Committee on Occupational Health, Safety, and Well-Being.

Select Publications

Manapragada, A.^, & Bruk-Lee, V. (in press). Staying Silent About Safety Issues: Conceptualizing and measuring safety silence motives. Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Bruk-Lee, V., Lanz, J.^, Drew, E.N.^, Coughlin, C., Levine, P., Tuzinski, K., & Wrenn, K. 2016). Examining Applicant Reactions to Different Media Types in Character-Based Simulations for Employee Selection. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 24, 77-91.

Bruk-Lee, V., Albert, D. & Stone, K.L (2016). Lactation and the working woman: Understanding the role of organizational factors, lactations support, and legal policy in promoting breastfeeding success. In C. Spitzmueller & R.A. Matthews (eds.). Work and the Transition to Motherhood: Research Perspectives. New York: Springer.

Sanderson, K.^, Bruk-Lee, V., Viswesvaran, C., Gutierrez, S., & Kantrowitz, T. (2016). Investigating the Nomological Network of Multitasking Ability in a Field Sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 91, 52-57.

Bloom, R., Freeman, L., Bruk-Lee, V., Hayward, Jerilyn, Roland, D. (2016). Workplace health and well-being: Advancing SIOP’s Roles and Practitioner Opportunities. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 53, 33-38.

Nixon, A.E., Lanz, J.^, Manapragada, A.^, Bruk-Lee, V., Schantz, A.^, & Rodriguez, J.^ (2015). Nurse safety: How is safety climate related to affect and attitude? Work & Stress, 29, 401-419.

Mesmer-Magnus, J., Viswesvaran, C., Bruk-Lee, V., Sanderson, K., & Sinha, N. (2014). Personality correlates of preference for multitasking in the workplace. Journal of Organizational Psychology,14, 67-76.

Bruk-Lee, V., Nixon, A.E., & Spector, P.E. (2013). Social stressors at work and employee well-being: Does the type of conflict matter? Work & Stress, 27, 339-350. doi: 10.1080/02678373.2013.841303.

Bruk-Lee, V., Drew, E., & Hawkes, B. (2013). Candidate reactions to simulations and media rich assessments in employee selection. In M.S. Fetzer & K. Tuzinski (eds.) Simulations for Employee Selection (pp. 46-60). New York: Springer.

Sanderson, K.^, Bruk-Lee, V., Viswesvaran, C., Gutierrez, S., & Kantrowitz, T. (2013). Multitasking: Do preference and ability interact to predict performance at work? Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86, 556-563. doi:10.1111/joop.12025

Bruk-Lee, V., & Spector, P.E. (2011). Interpersonal conflict and stress at work: Implications for employee health and well-being. In A.M. Rossi, P. Perrewé, J.A. Meurs (eds.) Stress and Quality of Working Life: Coping with and Preventing Social Stress (pp. 3-22). Editora Atlanta S.A.

Bruk-Lee, V., Khoury, H., Nixon, A., Goh, A., & Spector, P.E. (2009). Replicating and extending past personality/job satisfaction meta-analyses. Human Performance, 22, 156-189.

Spector, P.E., & Bruk-Lee, V. (2007). Conflict, health, and well-being. In C.K.W. De Dreu & M.J. Gelfand (eds.) The Psychology of Conflict and Conflict Management in Organization (pp. 267-288). SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, New York: Erlbaum.

Bruk-Lee, V. (2007). Conflict at work. In Rogelberg, S. G. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 94-97).Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bruk-Lee, V. (2007). Conflict Management. In Rogelberg, S. G. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology (pp. 97-99). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bruk-Lee, V., & Spector, P.E. (2006). The social stressors-counterproductive work behaviors link: Are conflicts with supervisors and coworkers the same? Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 11, 145-156.

Connell, P., Bruk-Lee, V., & Spector P. E. (2004). Job stress assessment methods. In J. C. & M. Hersen (Eds.). Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 4: I/O assessment (pp. 455-469). New York: John Wiley.

"^" Indicates student co-author

TV Interviews

Dr. Valentina Bruk-Lee interviewed on CNN in Spanish

Dr. Bruk-Lee appears in an interview focused on the importance of creating and promoting a healthy work culture. The interview discusses the impact of workplace stress on well-being, value of workplace design, and support on promoting engagement.

Dr. Bruk-Lee makes another appearance on CNN in Spanish

Dr. Bruk-Lee discusses the topic of breastfeeding in the workplace.