Lisa Leslie is an Assistant Professor in the Work and Organizations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. She has a PhD and an MA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, and an AB in Social Psychology from Princeton University.
Professor Leslie's research focuses on the intersection of social cognition and diversity issues in organizations. More specifically, she is interested in understanding the often erroneous perceptions and attributions individuals form about others and the self, and how to prevent such misattributions from marginalizing members of certain social groups (e.g., women, minorities, parents), creating dysfunctional conflicts among diverse employees, and ultimately impeding the creation of diverse, high-performing organizations. She applies a social cognition perspective to understanding various topics at multiple levels of analysis, including diversity in workgroups and teams, individuals’ experiences with stereotyping and discrimination, and the effectiveness diversity policies and practices. She also conducts research in the related areas of cross-cultural organizational behavior and conflict management.
Her research has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Research in Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the American Economic Review (papers & proceedings issue), and Science.
Theme Track Committee, 2012 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology annual conference
Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Journal, 2011-present
Scientific Affairs Committee, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2011-present
Best paper proceedings, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2008 & 2010
Best Paper Award--New Directions in the Study of Conflict, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Conflict Management Division, 2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management annual conference, 2006 & 2010
Program Co-Chair, 2010 Biennial Conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI, Division 9 of the American Psychological Association)
Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry and Scholarship, University of Minnesota, "Women's use of flexible work policies: Career enabler or path to derailment?" with C. F. Manchester, 2008
Jack Bartlett Award for Excellence in Research Design, University of Maryland, 2008
Best theoretical conference paper award, International Association of Conflict Management, "Toward a theory of conflict cultures in organizations," with Gelfand, M. J. and Keller, K., 2007
Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship for achievement in a graduate career, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2007
Grant-in-Aid, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, "Putting differences in context: The role of status and cooperation in team ethnic diversity research," 2006
Grant-in-Aid, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, "A meta-analysis of the effects of affirmative action programs (AAPs) on self- and other-stigmatization," with Mayer , D. M. and Kravitz, D. A., 2005
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Business and Psychology, 2012-present
Designated Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Scholar, 2012