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Workplace Diversity, Stereotyping and Discrimination.
B.A., Psychology, Wellesley College, 1997
M.A. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, New York University, 2003
Ph.D., Psychology (Organizational Psychology) New York University, 2006
Michelle Haynes-Baratz, Ph.D., joined the faculty in 2006. She is an organizational psychologist, specializing in the field of workplace diversity. For over a decade, she has investigated the challenges women and persons of color face within organizational contexts. Her approach involves investigating these issues using multiple methods, from experimental work conducted in the lab to community based action research. Theoretically, she draws primarily on the role of stereotyping processes in creating negative performance expectations for women and persons of color which, in turn, fuel a host of adverse consequences in the work domain. Herrecent work explore how credit is distributed when men and women work together has been highlighted in popular press venues from Cosmopolitan Magazine to the Atlantic and NPR. She is the cofounder and coordinator of the graduate certificate in Workplace Diversity. She enjoys teaching courses in her area of expertise and research methodology.