Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie

Joined Stern 2013

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 717
New York, NY 10012


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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
  • Research Design and Development

Academic Background

A.B., Social Psychology
Princeton University

M.A., Organizational Psychology
University of Maryland

Ph.D., Organizational Psychology
University of Maryland

Awards & Appointments

Sage Award for Enduring Scholarly Contributions to the Field AOM-GDO Division 2021
Outstanding Reviewer Award Academy of Management Review 2021
Outstanding Publication Award Finalist AOM-OB Division 2021
Scholarly Achievement Award for Best Published Paper AOM-HR Division 2020
Best Paper Award Finalist Academy of Management Review 2020
Fellow Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2020
Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award Nominee AOM-OB Division 2019
Scholarly Achievement Award for Best Published Paper AOM-HR Division 2018
Admired Scholar SPSP Diversity Travel Award Program 2018
Top 40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors under 40 Poets & Quants 2017
Most Influential Paper Award AOM-CM Division 2017
Outstanding Reviewer Award Academy of Management Journal 2016
Best Paper proceedings AOM Annual Meeting 2016
Reviewer of the Year Award Journal of Business and Psychology 2016
Dale E. Zand Best Paper Award in Management Stern School of Business 2015
Nominee Parasuraman Outstanding Gender and Diversity Publication 2015
William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award for Best Published Paper SIOP 2014
Runner-up, Dale E. Zand Best Paper Award in Management Stern School of Business 2014
Outstanding Reviewer Award AOM Annual Meeting 2014
Finalist Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research 2013

Selected Publications

Flynn, E., & Leslie, L. M. (2023)
Progressive or pressuring? The signaling effects of egg freezing coverage and other work-life policies.

Leslie, L.M., Bono, J.E., Kim, Y., & Beaver, G.R. (2020)
On melting pots and salad bowls: A meta-analysis of the effects of identity-blind and identity-conscious diversity ideologies

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

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.

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.

Leslie, L. M., Flynn, E., Foster-Gimbel, O. A., & Manchester, C. F.
Happy talk: Is common diversity rhetoric effective diversity rhetoric?

Areas of Expertise


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