Ellen Carroll

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

Ellen Carroll

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

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. More specifically, my work seeks to understand: (1) 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; and (2) 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. By tackling these areas, my work largely aims to identify 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

Updated: 01/31/23 

Degrees

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