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
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
For Fall 2014:
PSY-B 311: Research Methods in Psychology
PSY-B 370: Social Psychology
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?
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