Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, PhD

Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, PhD, is the inaugural Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University.


Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, PhD, began her appointment as Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion September 1, 2022. Prior to her appointment, she served on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). In addition to achieving the rank of Professor, Dr. Ashburn-Nardo served as founding director of IUPUI’s Applied Social and Organizational Psychology doctoral program and director of IUPUI’s master’s program in industrial/organizational psychology. As a social psychologist investigating disparities in academia and other organizations, she brings diversity science expertise to her new role.

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Ashburn-Nardo, L., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Smith, J. L., Sanzari, C. M., Vescio, T. K., & Glick, P. (2022). The reproducibility movement in psychology: Does researcher gender affect how people perceive scientists with a failed replication? Frontiers in Psychology, 13: 823147.

Chu, C., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2022). Black Americans' perspectives on ally confrontations of racial prejudice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology101, 104337.

Burrows, D., Pietri, E. S., Johnson, I. R., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2022). Promoting inclusive environments: In-group organizational endorsement as a tool to increase feelings of identity-safety among Black women. Sex Roles86, 67-88.

Moss-Racusin, C. A., Pietri, E. S., van der Toorn, J., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2021). Boosting the sustainable representation of women in STEM with evidence-based policy initiatives. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8, 50-58.

Cvencek, D., Greenwald, A. G., Meltzoff, A. N., Maddox, C. D., Nosek, B. A., Rudman, L. A., Devos, T., Dunham, Y., Baron, A. S., Steffens, M. C., Lane, K., Horcajo, J., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Quinby, A., Srivastava, S. B., Schmidt, K., Aidman, E., Tang, E., Farnham, S., Mellott, D. S., & Banaji, M. R. (2021). Meta-analytic use of balanced identity theory to validate the Implicit Association Test. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin47, 185-200.

Pietri, E. S., Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Mukhopadhyay, S. (2020). Peer assistant role models in a graduate computer science course. In H. R. Arabnia (Ed.), Springer Nature - Research Book Series: Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence, Series Title: Advances in Software Engineering, Education, & e-Learning. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Ashburn-Nardo, L., Lindsey, A. P., Morris, K. A., & Goodwin, S. A. (2020). Who is responsible for confronting prejudice? The role of perceived and conferred authority. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35, 799-811.

Thomas, K. M., & Ashburn-Nardo, L. (2020). Black lives matter...still: Moving beyond acknowledging the problem toward effective solutions in graduate training and education. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal39, 741-747.

Ashburn-Nardo, L., & Abdul Karim, M. F. (2019). The CPR model: Decisions involved in confronting prejudiced responses. In R. Mallett, & M. Monteith (Eds.), Confronting prejudice and discrimination: The science of changing minds and behaviors. Oxford, UK: Elsevier.

Nittrouer, C. L., Hebl, M. R., Ashburn-Nardo, L., Trump-Steele, R. C. E., Lane, D. M., & Valian, V. (2018). Gender disparities in colloquium speakers at top universities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences115, 104-108.

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