Ellen Carroll

Ellen Carroll

Graduate Student, Social Psychology
Faculty Advisors: Tammi Walker & Matthias Mehl
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Psychology 436

She, Her, Hers

As a Ph.D. Candidate in Social Psychology, my research investigates a range of topics concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion at the individual and organizational levels.

Research Interests:

  • Whether popular diversity initiatives accomplish their goals regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion, along with how these initiatives can be better implemented to satisfy organizational goals
  • How the goals and values internalized by women and underrepresented racial minorities may conflict with the attributes that are emphasized by predominantly White and male-dominated fields, thus contributing to the lack of diversity in certain professions.
  • Identifying breakdowns in organizational environments’ diversity and inclusivity followed by data-driven methods of addressing such issues.

Selected Publications:

  • Carroll, E. M., Walker, T. D., & Croft, A. (2022). White Americans report more positive than negative affect after writing a personal diversity statement. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000437 
  • Carroll, E. M., Walker, T. D., & Croft, A. (2021). Diversifying the bench: Applying social cognitive theories to enhance judicial diversity. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 15(2), e12580. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12580
  • Tsunokai, G. T., Kposowa, A., Carroll, E., & Karamoko, M. (2019). The color continuum: Skin tone and online dating preferences among Asian Americans. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(11-12), 4027-4047. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407519847772

Courses Taught:

Grading Assistant:

  • PSY 378 - Psychology, Law, & Juvenile Justice (2023)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.


Awards and Recognitions:

  • Galileo Scholar (2023)

Updated: 06/01/23 


  • B.S. Psychology, Western Washington University (2018)
  • B.A. Sociology, Western Washington University (2018)
  • M.A. Social Psychology, University of Arizona (2021)