Lydia Craig Aulisi

Lydia Craig Aulisi

Lydia Craig Aulisi

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Lydia Craig Aulisi (pronounced "uh-lee-see") is a graduate of George Mason University's Industrial-Organizational Psychology program. As a graduate student under Dr. Lauren Kuykendall, her research focused on employee well-being and the work-nonwork interface, with an emphasis on utilization of workplace time off benefits (e.g., PTO, parental leave). As a graduate student, she enjoyed her teaching experiences and is thrilled to be back at Mason with the MPS program. In her current role as Director, Workplace Consulting Research & Insights with Fidelity Investments, Lydia supports the strategy and execution of employee- and employer-focused strategic research projects and helps communicate findings internally and to external audiences of HR and benefits leaders. In her prior role, she supported the development of a new leader assessment and succession planning B2B software to help organizations systematically assess the health of their senior leadership pipelines. Lydia is passionate about applying evidence-based approaches to promote employee well-being and organizational health. 

Selected Publications

Craig Aulisi, L., Markell-Goldstein, H. M., Cortina, J. M., Wong, C. M., Lei, X., & Foroughi, C. K. (2023). Detecting gender as a moderator in meta-analysis: The problem of restricted between-study variance. Psychological Methods. Advance online publication.

Craig. L. & Kuykendall, L. (2019). Examining the role of friendship for employee well-being. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 115, 1-16.

Kuykendall, L., Craig, L., Stiksma, M.*, & Guarino, K. (2020). Understanding employees’ unused vacation days: A social-cognitive account. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 26(2), 69–85. (*Authors contributed equally. Listing is alphabetical)

Kuykendall, L., Craig, L., & Tay, L. (2020). Work-contingent self-esteem: A boon or bane for worker well-being?. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41, 1-16.

Courses Taught

PSYC 620


PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology - George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

BA in Neuroscience Studies - Macalester College, St. Paul, MN