Bio
 

Tracie L. Stewart, PhD

Director, Tracie Stewart Consulting LLC
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Kennesaw State University, GA, USA

Phone: 404-907-4660   Email: TStewart@UnconsciousBiasTraining.com
Website: UnconsciousBiasTraining.com

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Specialization: Social Psychology

M.S., Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

B.A., Psychology, with Distinction, Hendrix College


 

Representative Research Fellowships

University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

University of Memphis, Memphis, TN


 

Selected Consultation Experience

Consultant and Presenter, U. S. Social Security Administration, Diversity and Inclusion Training; Designed and presented Unconscious Bias segment of three-segment Diversity and Inclusion video-on-demand series (video released nationally in June 2014) and provided follow-up consultation, 2013–2014

 

Consultant and Documentary Interviewee, BBC4, London, UK; Appeared in BBC4 documentary mini-series The Business of Race (Jolyon Jenkins, Producer); during documentary production, provided producers with information on the psychology of conscious and unconscious biases and evidence-based bias reduction approaches, 2005-2006

 

Consultant, BBC Manchester, UK; Provided information on diversity training practices and
research for BBC National Current Affairs, 2006.

 

 

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Southeastern Psychological Association

 

 

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Member, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2013-present

 

Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring, American Psychological Association,

Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, 2010

 

Fellow, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, 2009-present

 

University Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research Mentorship, 

Georgia State University, 2009

 

Margaret E. Fitch Award for Outstanding Psychology Major, Hendrix College, 1989

 

 

Selected Professional Activities

Associate Editor, British Journal of Social Psychology, 2010–2013

 

Editorial Board, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 2011–present

Editorial Board, British Journal of Social Psychology, 2009–2010

 

Reviewer, American Psychologist, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Intercultural Relations, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, Social Cognition, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Discourse Processes, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, and Practice

 

Textbook Reviewer, Wadsworth Publishing, Pearson Allyn & Bacon, Taylor & Francis Group

 

Member, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Teaching and Mentoring Awards Committee, 2011; 2012

 

 

Representative Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters (with links to abstracts for most recent work)

 

Combs, B. H., Stewart, T. L., &  Sonnett, J. (2017). "People like us:" Dominance-oriented racial affiliation preferences
          and the white Greek system on a southern U.S. campus.  Sociological Spectrum, 37, 27-47.
          http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02732173.2016.1264281

Stewart, T. L., & Branscombe, N. R. (2015). The costs of privilege and dividends of privilege awareness: Social

psychological perspectives on confronting inequality.  In B. Bergo & T. Nicholls (Eds.), "I don't see color:"
Personal and critical perspectives on white privilege (pp. 135-145). State College, PA: Penn State University Press.
http://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-06499-4.html

 

Latu, I. M., Schmid Mast, M., & Stewart, T. L. (2015). Gender stereotypes in (inter)action: The role of interviewers'

and applicants’ implicit and explicit stereotypes in predicting job interview outcomes. Psychology of Women
Quarterly, 39, 539-552.  http://pwq.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/17/0361684315577383.abstract

 

Stewart, T. L., Amoss, R. T., Weiner, B. A., Elliott, L. A., Parrott, D. J., Peacock, C., & Vanman, E. J. (2013). The

psychophysiology of social action: Facial electromyographic responses to stigmatized groups predict anti- discrimination actions. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 35, 418-425.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01973533.2013.823618#preview

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Branscombe, N. R., Phillips, N. R., & Denney, H. T.  (2012).  White privilege awareness and

efficacy to reduce racial inequality improve White Americans’ attitudes towards African Americans. Journal
of Social Issues, 68, 11-27. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2012.01733.x/abstract

 

Latu, I. M., Stewart, T. L., Myers, A. C., Lisco, C., Estes, S. B., & Donohue, D. (2011). What we "say" and what we "think"

about female managers: Explicit versus implicit associations of women with success.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 252-266.  http://pwq.sagepub.com/content/35/2/252

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Denney, H. T.  (2010).  Yes we can! Prejudice reduction through

seeing (inequality) and believing (in social change). Psychological Science, 21, 1557-1562. 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20889931]

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Kawakami, K., & Myers, A. C. (2010).  Consider the situation: Reducing automatic

stereotyping through situational attribution training.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46, 221-225.

 

Stewart, T. L., Myers, A. C., & Culley, M. R. (2010).  Enhanced learning and retention through “writing to learn" in

the psychology classroom.  Teaching of Psychology, 37, 46-49.

 

Parfene, C., Stewart, T. L., & King, T. Z. (2009).  Epilepsy stigma and stigma by association in the workplace

Epilepsy and Behavior, 15, 461-466. 

 

Smith, V. J., Stewart, T. L., Myers, A. C., & Latu, I. M.  (2008). Implicit coping responses  to racism predict African

Americans’ level of psychological distress. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 264-277. 

 

Stewart, T. L., Jaspers, K. E., Estes, S. B., & Latu, I. M.  (2007).  Interethnic differences (or similarities?) in the

relative individuation of women and men. Sex Roles, 57, 21-29.

 

Stewart, T. L., Harris, K. R., van Knippenberg, A., Hermsen, B. J., Joly, J., & Lippmann, M. (2006).  The effect

of attitude toward women on the relative individuation of women and men is mediated by perceived gender subgroups.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 759-775. 

 

Dovidio, J. F., Gaertner, S. L., Stewart, T. L., Esses, V. M., ten Vergert, M., & Hodson, G. (2004). From intervention to

outcome: Processes in the reduction of bias. In W. G. Stephan & W. P. Vogt (Eds.), Education programs for improving intergroup relations: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 243-265). New York: Teachers College Press.

 

Dovidio, J. F., ten Vergert, M., Stewart, T. L., Gaertner, S. L., Johnson, J. D., Esses, V. M., Riek, B. M., & Pearson, A.

R. (2004). Perspective and prejudice:  Antecedents and mediating mechanisms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1537-1549.  
    

Stewart, T. L., van Knippenberg, A., Joly, J., Lippmann, M., Hermsen, B. J., & Harris, K. R.  (2004).  The influence of 

attitudes toward women on the relative individuation of women and men in the Netherlands.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 240-245.

 

Stewart, T. L., Berkvens, M., Engels, W. A. E. W., & Pass, J. A (2003). Status and likability: Can the “mindful” woman

have it all?  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 2040-2059.

 

Stewart, T. L., La Duke, J. R., Bracht, C., Sweet, B. A. M., & Gamarel, K. E.  (2003).  Do the "eyes" have it?  A program

evaluation of Jane Elliott's "blue eyes/brown eyes" diversity training exercise.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1898-1921.

 

Stewart, T. L., Weeks, M., & Lupfer, M. B.  (2003).  Spontaneous stereotyping:  A matter of prejudice.

Social Cognition, 21, 263-298. 

 

Stewart, T. L. (2001) The “Small Talk” Activity: An interactive applied learning technique. Teaching of Psychology,

28, 52-55.

 

Takiff, H. A., Sanchez, D. T., & Stewart, T. L.  (2001).  What’s in a name?  The status implications of students’ terms

of address for male and female professors.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25, 134-144.

 

Stewart, T. L., & Vassar, P. M.  (2000).  The effect of occupational status cues on memory for male and female

targets. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 161-169.

 

Stewart, T. L., Vassar, P. M., Sanchez, D. T., & David, S. E.  (2000).  Attitude toward women’s societal roles moderates

the effect of gender cues on target individuation.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 143-157. 

 

Stewart, T. L., Doan, K. A., Gingrich, B. E., & Smith, E. R.  (1998).  The actor as context for social judgments:  Effects

of prior impressions and stereotypes.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1132-1154.

 

Lorenzi-Cioldi, F., Eagly, A. H., & Stewart, T. L. (1995). Homogeneity of gender groups in memory.  Journal

of Experimental Social Psychology, 31, 193-217.

 

 Published Abstracts 

 

Parfene, C., Stewart, T.L., & King, T. (2009). Does caring for a child with epilepsy lead to workplace

discrimination? [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15 (Suppl.1), 88.

 

 

Selected Invited Presentations

The Midwestern Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, Scheduled for April 2015

The Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, Scheduled for March 2015

Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, April 2013

9th Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (award receipt and invited presentation) , June 2012

Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference (keynote address), March 2009

Conference of the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, June 2005

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2004

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 2002

University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, November 2000

Dominican College, Orangeburg, New York, October 1999

Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, March 1995

 

 

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

Combs, B., & Stewart, T. L. (2014, April). “People like us:” A snapshot of race relations at the University of

Mississippi in Fall 2012. Paper presented in the symposium “Race and the Rhetoric of the American Dream” (B. Combs, Chair) at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, Charlotte, NC.

 

Stewart, T. L., Walsh, S. P., & Latu, I. M. (2013, August). Situational attribution training: Translating

attribution theory into bias reduction practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

 

Stewart, T. L. (2013, March). The present-minded professor: Effects of mindful pedagogy on student

perceptions of instructors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Conference for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

 

Latu, I. M., Schmid Mast, M., & Stewart, T. L. (2013, January). Implicit behavioral confirmation in job

interviews: Male recruiters’ implicit gender stereotypes (but not attitudes) decrease performance self

evaluations of female applicants. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

 

Stewart, T. L. (2012, June). A mindful approach to teaching social issues. Invited paper presented in the

symposium “Teaching and Mentoring Social Issues: SPSSI Award Winners Share Innovative Pedagogies” (K. Case, Chair) at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

 

Culver, A. A., Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Myers, A. C., & Walsh, S. P. (2012, January). Reducing automatic racial

stereotyping via situational attribution training: Mechanisms and generalizability. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

 

Stewart, T. L., Glisson, S. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Latu, I. M. (2011, October).

Empowering reconciliation: Efficacy to reduce inequality promotes improved intergroup relations. Paper presented in the symposium “Intergroup Reconciliation and Forgiveness” (N. Branscombe, Chair) at the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Washington D.C.

 

Latu, I. M, Stewart, T. L., Kawakami, K., Myers A. C. (2011, September). Redressing implicit racial

stereotyping: The role of situational attributions. Paper presented in the symposium “Addressing and Redressing Social Inequalities” at the 12th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society, Fribourg, Switzerland.

 

Latu, I. M., & Stewart, T. L. (2011, July). Automatic stereotype reduction through training in situational

attributions: The role of cognitive complexity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Latu, I. M., Stewart T. L., Amoss, R. T., Elliott, L. A., Parrott, D. J., & Peacock, C. M. (2011, July). Negative

implicit affect towards gay couples predicts heterosexual men’s willingness to engage in anti-discrimination action. Poster presented at the plenary meeting of the International Society for Research on Emotion, Kyoto, Japan.

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., & Kawakami, K. (2010, June). Reducing automatic stereotyping through increasing

cognitive complexity during outgroup judgments. Paper presented in the symposium “Gender, Race, and Cognitive Complexity” (R. Foels, Chair) at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, New Orleans, LA.

 

Lisco, C. G., Latu, I. M., Myers, A. C., & Stewart, T. L. (2010, March). Predicting workplace inequities through

the Successful Manager Implicit Association Task. Paper presented in the CEPO Student Awards session at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, TN.

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Kawakami, K., & Myers, A. C. (2009, October). Increasing situational attributions

and reducing stereotypic trait attributions with situational attribution training. Paper presented at the Groups Preconference preceding the annual meeting of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Portland, ME.

 

Elliott, L., & Stewart, T. L. (2009, February). Facial electromyography and other physiological measures as

prejudice assessment tools. Conversation hour and demonstration conducted at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

Parfene, C., Stewart, T. L., & King, T. Z. (2009, February). Does caring for a child with epilepsy lead to

workplace discrimination? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., & Branscombe, N. R. (2008, May). The additive effects of efficacy beliefs and

collective guilt on bias reduction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Myers, A. C., Stewart, T. L., Smith, V. J., & Latu, I. M. (2008, March). Implicit strategies for coping with racism

as predictors of distress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

 

Stewart, T L., Estes, S. B., Latu, I. M., Donohue, D., & Myers, A. C. (2008, March). Does utilization of family

responsive workplace policies predict career advancement? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

 

Stewart, T. L., Latu, I. M., Branscombe, N. R., & Myers, A. C. (2007, October). Changing intergroup attitudes

and actions: Effects of efficacy beliefs and awareness of White privilege. Paper presented in the symposium “Becoming Aware of Privilege: Methods and Consequences” (C. Wetzel, Chair) at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Society of Social Psychologists, Durham, NC.

 

Stewart, T. L. (2006, October). Awareness of White privilege and efficacy to enact social change: Interactive

effects on racial prejudice and social action. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Person Memory Interest Group, Worton, MD.

 

Stewart, T. L., Phillips, N. E., & Branscombe, N. R., & Denney, H. T. (2005, July). When undermining feelings of

efficacy may alter the link between collective guilt and prejudice reduction. Paper presented in the symposium “Emotion in Groups” (N. R. Branscombe & J. P. Leyens, Chairs) at the annual meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Würzburg, Germany.

 

 

Selected Media Coverage of Research

Unconscious bias training research featured in Kennesaw State University magazine (Winter 2014). http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=250743

 

Research on the effects of white privilege awareness and efficacy beliefs on anti-discrimination action featured in an article and video that appeared on the homepage of the Association for Psychological Science in November and December 2010. The article and/or video have also been integrated into numerous scientific and political blogs (e.g., Racism Review; e!Science) and organizational websites (e.g., video appeared on homepage of Boston YWCA). The article and video remain accessible on the APS website:

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/index.php/news/releases/motivation-to-end-racism- relies-on-yes-we-can-approach.html

 

Research on the Situational Attribution Training unconscious bias reduction technique featured in the research digest of the University of California-Berkeley’s “Greater Good” positive psychology website in 2010: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/research_digest/does_school_attendance_matter/

 

Research on diversity training effectiveness presented on the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 television special How Racist Are You? (Krishnan Guru-Murthy, presenter), which aired originally in October 2009.

 

Interviewed by Munira Mirza, BBC4, concerning my intergroup relations research. Interview excerpts appeared in multiple segments of the BBC4 documentary mini-series The Business of Race (Jolyon Jenkins, Producer, London, UK), which aired originally in 2006. This research was also cited in an article about the special that can be downloaded from the BBC News website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4521244.stm