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Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie

Joined Stern 2013

Leonard N. Stern School of Business



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Lisa M. Leslie joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2013.

Professor Leslie's research focuses on strategies for facilitating social justice and strong performance in diverse organizations. She also conducts research in the related areas of cross-cultural organizational behavior and conflict management.

Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Leslie spent six years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Professor Leslie received her A.B. in Social Psychology from Princeton University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland.

Research Interests

  • Diversity
  • Cross-cultural organizational behavior
  • Conflict management

Courses Taught

  • Leadership in Organizations

Academic Background

A.B., Social Psychology
Princeton University

M.A., Organizational Psychology
University of Maryland

Ph.D., Organizational Psychology
University of Maryland

Selected Publications

Leslie, L. M. (2019)
Diversity Initiative Effectiveness: A Typological Theory of Unintended Consequences. Academy of Management Review, 44(3), 538-563.

Leslie, L. M., King, E. B., & Clair, J. A. (2019)
Work-Life Ideologies: The Contextual Basis and Consequences of Beliefs about Work and Life. Academy of Management Review, 44(1), 72-98.

Manchester, C. F., Leslie, L. M., & Dahm, P. C. (2019)
Bringing Home the Bacon: The Relationships among Breadwinner Role, Performance, and Pay. Industrial Relations, 58(1), 46-85.

Leslie, L. M., Manchester, C. F., & Dahm, P. C. (2017)
Why and when does the gender gap reverse? Diversity goals and the pay premium for high potential women.
Academy of Management Journal, 60, 402-422

Leslie, L. M. (2017)
A status-based multilevel model of ethnic diversity and work unit performance. Journal of Management.

Torelli, C. J., Leslie, L. M., Stoner, J., & Puente, R. (2014)
Cultural determinants of status: Implications for workplace evaluations and behaviors. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 123, 34-48.

Leslie, L. M., Mayer, D. M., & Kravitz, D. A. (2014)
The stigma of affirmative action: A stereotyping-based theory and meta-analytic test of the consequences for performance. Academy of Management Journal.

Manchester, C. F., Leslie, L. M., & Kramer, A. (2013)
Is the clock still ticking? An evaluation of the consequences of stopping the tenure clock. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 66, 3-31.

Leslie, L. M., Snyder, M., and Glomb, T. M. (2013)
Who gives? Multilevel effects of gender and ethnicity on workplace charitable giving. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98, 49-62.

Leslie, L. M., Manchester, C. F., Park, T. Y., & Mehng, S. A. (2012)
Flexible work practices: A source of career premiums or penalties? Academy of Management Journal, 55, 1407-1428.

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Diversity
  • Global Expansion
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Team Dynamics & Performance
  • Women in Business