About the

Bias Interrupters Working Group

Formed in 2015, the Bias Interrupters Working Group is an interdisciplinary group of high-profile researchers working with six prominent companies to pilot Bias Interrupters and find out what works. Experimental teams work with corporate members to implement Bias Interrupters into basic business systems and measure the results.

This Working Group has:

  • Implemented seven Bias Interrupter experiments in prominent companies
  • Developed a Bias Climate Survey to help companies pinpoint what they need to work on. (Coming soon!)

Working Group Participants
Five distinct groups make up the Working Group:

  • Behavioral economists;
  • Experimental social psychologists who study workplace gender and racial bias;
  • Organizational change scholars;
  • An editor of the Harvard Business Review; and
  • Select Corporate Members (invitation only)

Corporate Members

Academic Members

Jennifer Berdahl

Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies: Gender and Diversity, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia 

Monica Biernat

Professor & Associate Chair for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Kansas 

Emilio Castilla

Associate Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT

Michelle Duguid

Associate Professor, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis

Naomi Ellemers

Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University

Susan Rebecca Fisk

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Kent State University

Jeffrey Flory

Assistant Professor, Robert Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College

Adam Grant

Wharton School of Management, University of Pennsylvania

Erika Hall

Assistant Professor of Organization and Management, Emory University

Richard Lee

Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota

Andreas Leibbrandt

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University 

Kyle Lewis

Professor, Technology Management Program, UC Santa Barbara

Su Li

Research Director- Organizational Bias, Center for WorkLife Law

John List

Homer J. Livingstone Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Brenda Major

Professor, Department of Social Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Gordon Moskowitz

Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology, Lehigh University

Cecilia Ridgeway

Lucie Stern Professor of Social Sciences

Louise Roth

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Christina Rott

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (AE1), Maastricht University

Margaret Shih

Board of Visitors Term Chair Professor of Management and Organizations, Senior Associate Dean of FEMBA and Full Time MBA Programs, UCLA

Ashleigh Shelby-Rosette

Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University 

Nicole Stephens

Associate Professor, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Olga Stoddard

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University

Melissa Thomas-Hunt

Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Greg Walton

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

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