Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology


Ph.D., Experimental (social) psychology, 2003, University of Kentucky

M.A., Psychology, 1997, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

B.A., Psychology, 1994, Wake Forest University

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science (formerly American Psychological Society)

European Association of Social Psychology

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 Teaching of Psychology

Society of Experimental Social Psychology


2013-present   Consulting Editor, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Teaching Assignments

For Fall 2014:

PSY-B 311: Research Methods in Psychology

PSY-B 370: Social Psychology

Current Research

My research is at the intersection of social and organizational psychology.  My interests involve stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, and their implications for organizational diversity and intergroup relations. Currently, my research focuses on 3 major questions:

  • How do stereotypes influence climate and job-related outcomes for stigmatized targets?
  • Under what conditions will people discriminate against members of their own ingroup?
  • What can individuals and/or organizations do to combat discrimination and improve climate?

Select Publications

Shockley, E., Wynn, A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). Dimensions of Black identity predict system justification. Journal of Black Psychology.

Ashburn-Nardo, L., Blanchar, J. C., Petersson, J., Morris, K. A., & Goodwin, S. A. (in press). Do you say something when it’s your boss? The role of perpetrator power in prejudice confrontation. Journal of Social Issues.

Stockdale, M. S., Sliter, K. A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). The role of psychology in employment discrimination. In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Johnson, J. D., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2014). Testing the “Black Code”: Does having White close friends elicit identity denial and decreased empathy from Black ingroup members? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 369-376.

Johnson, J. D., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Lecci, L. (2013). Individual differences in discrimination expectations moderate the impact of target stereotypically Black physical features on racism-related responses in Blacks. Journal of Black Psychology, 39, 560-584.

Czopp, A. M., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2012). Interpersonal confrontations of prejudice. In D. W. Russell & C. A. Russell (Eds.), The psychology of prejudice: Interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary issues. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Awards & Honors

Selected from last 3 years:

2014     Honorable Mention, Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

2014     Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

2014     Fellow, Midwestern Psychological Association

2014     Full Member, European Association of Social Psychology

2013     Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching, IUPUI

2012     Chancellor’s Diversity Scholar Award, IUPUI

2011     Alvin S. Bynum Award for Excellence in Academic Mentoring, IUPUI