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

Association for Psychological Science

European Association of Social Psychology

Midwestern Psychological Association (Fellow)

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Fellow)

Society for the Psychology of Women

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Society of Experimental Social Psychology (Fellow)


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

Teaching Assignments

For Spring 2015:

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

Hirsh, A., Hollingshead, N., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Kroenke, K. (in press). The interaction of patient race, provider bias, and clinical ambiguity on pain treatment decisions. The Journal of Pain.

Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). What can allies do? In A. Colella & E. King (Eds.), The handbook of workplace discrimination. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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

Trump, R. C. E., Nittrouer, C. L., Hebl, M., Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). The inevitable stigma for childbearing-aged women in the workplace: Five perspectives on the pregnancy-work intersection. In C. Spitzmueller, & R. Matthews. (Eds.), Work and the transition to motherhood: Research perspectives. New York: Springer Press.

Stockdale, M. S., Sliter, K. A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2015). Employment discrimination. In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology, Vol. 1: Individual and situational influences in criminal and civil contexts. APA handbooks in psychology, (pp. 511-532). Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Ashburn-Nardo, L., Blanchar, J. C., Petersson, J., Morris, K. A., & Goodwin, S. A. (2014). Do you say something when it’s your boss? The role of perpetrator power in prejudice confrontation. Journal of Social Issues, 70, 615-636.

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