Peggy S Stockdale, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology

(317) 278-3838
Research Areas:
Applied Social and Organizational Psychology | Industrial/Organizational Psychology


  • Sexual Harassment: Theory, Research and Remedies
  • Department climate for gender equity in STEM disciplines.


Margaret "Peggy" Stockdale (Ph.D. 1990, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University) is Professor of Psychology at IUPUI.  She is the co-author and co-editor of five books, including The Psychology and Management of Workplace Diversity (Blackwell, 2004), and Sex Discrimination in the Workplace: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Blackwell, 2007).

She has also published widely in research journals and books on sexual harassment, sex discrimination and public health initiatives.  She has served as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants in sex discrimination cases.

Dr. Stockdale teaches courses on workplace diversity, industrial-organizational psychology, applied social-science research methods.  Dr. Stockdale is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.


  • Ph.D., 1990, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University
  • M.L.S., 2007, Legal Studies, Southern Illinois University
  • M.S., 1986, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Kansas State University
  • B.S., 1983, Psychology, Frostburg State University

Recent Publications & Professional Activity

Stockdale, M. S., ϮGilmer, D. O., & ϮDinh, T. K. (2020). Dual effects of self-focused and other-focused power on sexual harassment intentions.  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 39(1), 17-37. DOI: 10.1108/EDI-09-2018-0160.

†Amber, B., †Dinh, T. K., †Lewis, A. N., †Trujillo, L., & Stockdale, M. S. (2020).  High-profile sexual misconduct media triggers sex harassment recall.  Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, special issue: “From “Me Too to What Now: Advancing Scholarship on Sex Harassment.” Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 39(1), 68-86.   DOI 10.1108/EDI-12-2018-0222.

Ϯ Smith, E. F., Ϯ Gilmer, D. O., & Stockdale, M. S (2019). Culture and support for workplace flexibility matter: An ecological framework for understanding flexibility support structures.  Business Horizons, 62, 557-566.

Stockdale, M.S. & Eagly, A. H. (2018). Beyond Representation of Women in I/O to Producing Gender-Inclusive Knowledge.  Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives in Science and Practice.

Stockdale, M.S. & McCullough†, G. (2018).  Technologies of sexism and the perpetuation of job segregation: A social status threat-stress model.   Nadler, J.T., & Lowery, M. R (Eds),  War on women the United States? Battlefields, battles and skirmishes. Pp. 96-110. San Francisco, CA: Praeger.

Stockdale, M.S., Chrobot-Mason, D., Chance, R., & Crosby, F. J. (2017).  Peer mentoring retreats for addressing dilemmas of senior women in STEM careers: The Nag’s Heart Model.  In S. Blake-Beard & A. Murrell (Eds). Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes and Paradigms. Routledge Press.

Bhattacharya, G., & Stockdale, M.S., (2016).  Perceptions of Sexual Harassment by Evidence Quality, Perceiver Gender, Feminism and Right Wing Authoritarianism: Debunking Popular Myth.  Law and Human Behavior, 40, 594-609. Doi.

Cundiff, N. L., & Stockdale, M. S. (2016).  Social Psychological Perspectives on Discrimination against Women Leaders (partially reprinted from Cundiff & Stockdale, 2011).  In Paludi, M. A. (2016).  Why Congress Needs Women: Bringing Sanity to the House and Senate.  (pp. 139-154).  Santa Barbara, CA:  Praeger.

Stockdale, M. S., Logan, TK, Sliter, K.A. & Berry, S. (2014).  Interpersonal Violence Victimization and Sexual Harassment: A Prospective Study of Revictimization.  Sex Roles. Doi: 10.1007/s11199-014-0377-5.

Stockdale, M. S., Sliter, K. A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2014).  The role of psychology in employment discrimination.  In B. Cutler & P. Zapf (Eds.), APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology.  Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Nadler, J. T., Lowery, M. R., Stockdale, M. S. (2014). Sexual Harassment: Addressing the Concerns of Targets, Employers and Accused Individuals. In M. Paludi’s (Ed), The Psychology for Business Success (pp. 169-195). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Stockdale, M. S., & Nadler, J. T. (2014).  Occupational sex segregation: Disciplinary and ideological approaches to understanding women’s and men’s employment patterns.  In. K. M. Thomas, V. C. Plaut, & N. M. Tran (Eds).  Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. [Applied Psychology Series]. NYC: LEA-Taylor Francis. 

Some 'classics'

Crosby, F. J. Stockdale, M. S. & Ropp S. A. (Eds.) (2007). Sex discrimination in the workplace: Multidisciplinary perspectives.  Oxford, UK:  Blackwell.

Bisom-Rapp, S., Stockdale, M. S., & Crosby, F. J. (2007). A Critical Look at Organizational Responses to and Remedies for Sex Discrimination.  In F. J. Crosby, M. S. Stockdale & S. A. Ropp (Eds.), Sex discrimination in the workplace: Multidisciplinary perspectives.  Oxford, UK:  Blackwell.

Crosby, F. M., & Stockdale, M. S. (2007). Understanding Sex Discrimination: Introduction to Sex Discrimination in the Workplace. In F. J. Crosby, M. S. Stockdale & S. A. Ropp (Eds.), Sex discrimination in the workplace: Multidisciplinary perspectives.  Oxford, UK:  Blackwell.

Stockdale, M. S. (2005) The sexual harassment of men: Articulating the approach-rejection distinction in sexual harassment motives.  In J. E. Gruber & P. Morgan (Eds.) In the Company of Men: Re-Discovering The Links Between Sexual Harassment and Male Domination. Pp 117-142.  Boston: Northeastern University Press.

Gutek, B. A., & Stockdale, M.S. (2005).  Sex discrimination in employment.  In F. Landy (Ed.) I/O Psychology and Employment Discrimination Litigation. I/O Professional Practice Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


  • Special issue co-editor – Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: An international Journal – Special issues on “From MeToo to What Now: Recent Advances in Sex Harassment Research”, Volume 39(1, 6)
  • Associate Editor
    • Psychology of Women Quarterly (2008-2010)
  • Member, Editorial Board
    • Journal of Vocational Behavior (1993 to 1998; 2001 to 2010)
    • Sex Roles (January, 2004 to present)
    • Equal Opportunities International (January, 2006 to 2016)
    • Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy (October, 2006 to 2012)
    • Psychology of Women Quarterly (January, 2007 to 2015)
    • Gender in Management—An International Review (July 2008 to present)
    • Journal of Business and Psychology (2017 to present)
    • Advisory Board: Praeger book series "Women and Careers in Management" (August, 2009 to present)


  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
  • Academy of Management


Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), 2007; Division 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology), 2015