Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Program Head, Applied Social and Organizational Psychology
Program Head, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Department of Psychology
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.
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
Courses Taught / Teaching
For Spring 2018:
PSYI 685: Professional Seminar in Applied Social and Organizational Psychology
Industrial/Organizational, Social Psychology
Publications & Professional Activities
Selected from last 3 years:
Pettit, K. E., Turner, J. S., Kindred, J. K., Blythe, G. J., Hasty, G. E., Perkins, A. J., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Milgrom, L. B., Hobgood, C. D., & Cooper, D.D. (in press). Effect of socioeconomic status bias on medical student-patient interactions using an emergency medicine simulation. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training.
Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). Parenthood as a moral imperative? Moral outrage and the stigmatization of voluntarily childfree women and men. Sex Roles.
Ashburn-Nardo, L. (in press). Allies. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology and gender. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
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.
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.
Hirsh, A., Hollingshead, N., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Kroenke, K. (2015). The interaction of patient race, provider bias, and clinical ambiguity on pain treatment decisions. Journal of Pain, 16, 558-568.
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.
Shockley, E., Wynn, A., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2014). Dimensions of Black identity predict system justification. Journal of Black Psychology, 1-11.
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.
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)
Honors, Awards and Grants
Selected from last 3 years:
2015 Invited Mentor, Diversity and Climate Committee, Society for Personality and Social Psychology
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
2016 Co-Editor, Special issue: Black Lives Matter for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion,
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal
2013-2015, 2016-present Consulting Editor, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology