Alex Lindsey Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Ph.D., Industrial/organizational psychology, 2016, George Mason University

M.S., Industrial/organizational psychology, 2013, George Mason University

B.S., Psychology, 2011, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Awards & Honors

2016, John Flanagan Award for Outstanding Student Contribution to the SIOP Conference 

2015, Outstanding Author Contribution Award, Emerald Group Publishing

2012, LGBT Research Award at 28th Annual SIOP Conference

Current Research

My program of research investigates fair and equitable solutions to mitigate diversity-related challenges such as prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Because seemingly trivial instances of disadvantage can create substantial inequity over time in the workplace, it represents a ripe context in which to study manifestations of disadvantage and potential solutions to these serious problems. My research seeks to generate effective strategies that targets of prejudice, their allies, and organizations can use to reduce inequality and promote inclusion in the workplace. Specifically, my work has addressed diversity training effectiveness, impression and identity management strategies, and diverse team dynamics.

Select Publications

Lindsey, A., King, E., Cheung, H., Hebl, M., Lynch, S., & Mancini, V. (2015). When do women respond against discrimination? Exploring factors of subtlety, form, and focus. Journal of Applied Social Psychology45, 649-661.

Lindsey, A., King, E., Hebl, M., & Levine, N. (2015). The impact of method, motivation, and empathy on diversity training effectiveness. Journal of Business and Psychology30, 605-617.

Lindsey, A., King, E., McCausland, T., Jones, K., & Dunleavy, E. (2013). What we know and don't: Eradicating employment discrimination 50 years after the Civil Rights Act. Industrial and Organizational Psychology6, 391-413.