Benjamin Elman, PhD

Director, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Assistant Professor

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  • B.A., Middlesex University (UK)
  • M.S., Baruch College, CUNY
  • Ph.D., Hofstra University

Research Agenda

  • Gender in hiring: how sexism influences evaluations of atypical men and atypical women seeking leadership positions.
  • LinkedIn and impression management: How different job types use LinkedIn, what their profiles say about them, and what gender differences exist that may be holding back women.
  • Cross-Cultural studies between UK, USA and India.

Professional Service

  • Membership: American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Membership: Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Membership: Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP)
  • Membership: Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology (METRO)


Zide, J., Elman, B., & Shahani-Denning, C. (2014). LinkedIn and recruitment: how profiles differ across occupations. Employee Relations36(5), 583-604.