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Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Research to Practice

The next conference will be held on March 23-25, 2022 at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Call for Abstracts


Conference Mission

The mission of the Dismantling Bias Conference Series is to advance knowledge and understanding that bridges the theory, science and practice of designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based policies, practices, cultures, and interventions that promote inclusion and career equality for women and minorities of diverse social identity groups in the workplace and societal institutions.


"I feel fortunate to have been in the company of so much greatness.  I learned, I was inspired, and it was truly a refreshing change from my daily responsibilities."
"Really interesting talks, liked having both academics and people from industry together. All keynotes were really well prepared and interesting."
"Love the academic-practitioner pairing on each featured session. This would keep me coming."
"I liked the variety of disciplinary perspectives involved among speakers and attendees."
"Excellent speakers and insightful into diversity and inclusion! I liked networking and collaborative opportunities via small group research discussion."


Space is limited. Early Registration by January 15, 2022, is encouraged.

Space for researchers will be limited to those who submit an abstract for a working paper, and have it accepted to present for discussion in breakout sessions.

A hotel stipend is available as budget permits to cover 1-2 nights of lodging for doctoral students and scholars from outside the U.S., whose abstracts are accepted to be presented at breakout sessions.

Organizational Leaders from companies who would like to attend should contact the Conference and Advisory Chair, Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek,

Registration Coming Soon

Abstract Submission

Scholars interested in participating should submit an abstract (750 words). The abstract submission deadline is September 30, 2021.

Space for researchers will be limited to those who submit an abstract for a working paper and have it accepted to present for discussion in breakout sessions.

Submission preparation:

  1. A cover letter with a) the title of the paper; and b) authors’ names, affiliations, and email addresses
  2. Abstract of an original work-in-progress paper with the title of the paper (750 words maximum)

For information or questions on abstract submission, please contact Dr. Kyung-Hee Lee,

Submit an Abstract

Special Issue OBHDP Journal Opportunity

Allyship, Advocacy, and Social Justice to Support Marginalized Groups in the Workplace

While papers on all aspects of gender, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged, authors of high-quality work in progress papers on allyship, advocacy, and social justice to support marginalized groups in the workplace are especially encouraged to submit abstracts on original work in progress.  A special issue of Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes is planned with a submission deadline on June 1, 2022.  While presenting at the workshop is no guarantee that a paper will be considered for the special issue, the conference is a great time to get feedback from like-minded colleagues. For more information, please contact the Conference and Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek,

Conference Logistics

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. In making your travel plans, please note that Purdue University is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Detailed travel information to arrive on campus

Hotel Info

Blocks of rooms will be held for the conference at Union Club Hotel, conveniently located in the Purdue Memorial Union, where the conference will be held. For information or to make a reservation, call (800) 320-6291 or (765) 494-8913, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional blocks of rooms will be held for the conference at several nearby hotels.

Sherry Fisher
For information on travel and other conference logistics, please contact Sherry Fisher,

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Different levels of sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Conference and Advisory Board Chair

Ellen Ernst Kossek

Ellen Ernst Kossek
Basil S. Turner Professor of Management
Krannert School of Management
Purdue University

Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Advisory Board

Barb Soria
2021 Conference and Advisory Board Co-Chair
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Capital Group

Nathalie Duval-Couetil
Associate Professor of Technology, Leadership, and Innovation
Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship

Purdue University

Meara M. Habashi
Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management
Clinical Assistant Professor

Purdue University

Susan Jischke
HR Offering Manager, Employee Recognition


Carolyn Johnson
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and
Director of Diversity Resource Office

Purdue University

Candy King
Director, Strategic Projects – Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Diagnostics

Christine Krull
Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Roche Diagnostics

Kristen McCain
Consultant, Leadership Development – Manufacturing and Quality

Eli Lilly and Company

Alan Roncevic
Director of HR

Sales Force

Sri Vemuri
National Sales Manager

Capital Group

Ellen Zawacki
Director of Internal Sales

Capital Group

Nadia Conti

Director, Customer Insights

Jet Pro

Conference Academic Program Advisors

Jamie Ladge

Jamie Ladge
Patrick F. & Helen C. Walsh Research Professor
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University

Kyung-Lee Lee

Kyung-Lee Lee
Research Scholar
Krannert School of Business & Susan Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Purdue University 

Denise Lloyd Lewin

Denise Lewin Loyd
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Vernon Zimmerman Faculty Fellow
Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Laura Little

Laura Little
Synovus Director of the Institute for Leadership Advancement and
Associate Professor
Terry College of Business
University of Georgia

Margo Monteith

Margo Monteith
Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University

Catherine Tinsley

Catherine Tinsley
The Raffini Professor of Management
McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University

Lex Washington

Alexis Nicole Smith
Associate Professor of Management
Spears School of Business
University of Oklahoma


Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Distinguished Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue University

Nadia E. Brown

Nadia E. Brown
Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Purdue University


Venetria K. Patton
Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English and African American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Purdue University

Thank you to our Sponsors

Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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