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Josephine Zubek

Adjunct Associate Professor
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, University at Buffalo
MA, University at Buffalo
BA, University at Buffalo


Conflict resolution, work-family balance, and stress.


Dr. Zubek has been teaching in the School of Management since 1998, and in the full-time MBA program since 2002.  In the full-time MBA program, she teaches courses in organizational behavior and team skills.  She is also the co-founder and co-director, with Dr. Frank Krzystofiak, of the UB School of Management Team Mentor Program.  In the Professional MBA (PMBA) Program, Dr. Zubek teaches a course in power and influence.  She also teaches power and influence at the undergraduate level in addition to her undergraduate course in human resources management.

Selected Publications

Pruitt, D. G., Welton, G. L., Fry W. R., McGillicuddy, N. B., Castrianno, L., Zubek, J. M., and Ippolito, C. A. (1988). The process of mediation: Caucusing, control and problem solving. Arbitration, 54 (4), 245-249. (Reprinted in M. A. Rahim (Ed.), Managing conflict: Interdisciplinary perspectives. NY: Praeger. (pp. 201-208)).

Pruitt, D. G., Peirce, R. S., Zubek, J. M., Welton, G. L., and Nochajski, T. H. (1990). Goal achievement, procedural justice and the outcome of community mediation. International Journal of Conflict Management, 1, 33-45.

Bunker, B. B., Zubek, J. M., Vanderslice, V. A., and Rice, R. W. (1992). Quality of life in dual-career families: Commuting verses single-residence couples. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 54, (May), 399-407.

Zubek, J. M., Pruitt, D. G., Peirce, R. S., McGillicuddy, N. B., and Syna, H. (1992). Disputant and mediator behaviors affecting short-term success in mediation. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 36, (3), 546-572.

Welton, G. L., Pruitt, D. G., McGillicuddy, N. B., Ippolito, C., and Zubek, J. M. (1993). Antecedents and characteristics of caucusing in community mediation. International Journal of Conflict Management, 3, 303-317.

Major, B., Zubek, J. M., Cooper, M. L., Cozzarelli, C., and Richards, C. (1997). Mixed messages: The implications of social conflict and social support for close relationships for adjustment to a stressful life event.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, (6), 1-15.  

Major, B., Barr, L., Zubek, J. M., and Babey, S. H. (1998). Gender and self-esteem: A meta-analysis. In W. B. Swann, Jr., J. H. Langlois, and L. A. Gilbert (Eds.) Sexism and stereotypes in modern society: The gender science of Janet Taylor Spence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (pp. 223-253).

Major, B., Richards, C., Cooper, M. L., Cozzarelli, C., and Zubek, J. M.  (1998).  Personal resilience, cognitive appraisals, and coping:  An integrative model of adjustment to abortion.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, (3), 735-752.

Major, B., Cozzarelli, C., Cooper, M. L., Zubek, J. M., Richards, C., Wilhite, M., and Gramzow, R. H.  (2000).  Psychological responses of women following first trimester abortion.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, 777-784.

Professional Associations


Other Experience

Prior to joining the UB School of Management, Dr. Zubek was a Research Assistant Professor in the UB Department of Psychology.

Contact Information

Josephine Zubek
Adjunct Associate Professor Emeritus
Organization and Human Resources
School of Management
University at Buffalo
262 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3229