My professional interests involve diversity and intergroup relations. One line of my research program focuses on stereotypes and prejudice – particularly their more subtle, often implicit forms – and the implications such biases have for intra- and intergroup judgments and health and well-being.

A second line focuses on strategies for reducing bias and discrimination, such as interpersonal confrontation. I examine these questions not only in the laboratory, but also in more applied contexts, with the long-term goals of improving quality of care and organizational climate for stigmatized group members.

I also have some interest in the scholarship of teaching and mentoring, especially with regard to finding ways to improve the academic experiences of students who are members of underrepresented groups.

PhD, University of Kentucky, Experimental (Social) Psychology, 2003
MA, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Psychology, 1997
BA, Wake Forest University, Psychology, 1994
psychology social psychology industrial and organizational psychology
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
European Association of Social Psychology
International Society for Justice Research
Midwestern Psychological Association
Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race
Society for the Psychology of Women
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Society of Experimental Social Psychology (Fellow)