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Adrienne Carter-Sowell

Adrienne Carter-Sowell
Associate Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Associate Professor
Areas of Speciality
  • Industrial/Organizational
  • Social & Personality Psychology
  • Diversity Science
  • (979) 845-0378
  • Psychology 271
Professional Links
Office Hours
Office hours held online for Fall 2020. See your syllabus for times and log in information
Accepting Students
No for 2021-2022

Research Interests

My research interests primarily involve group processes and social influence. Specifically, I work on topics related to ostracism-being ignored and excluded-and how it affects the psychological, cognitive, and behavioral responses of individuals and groups across three temporal reaction stages (immediate, delayed, and long-term). Some immediate interests include:

  • Distinctions among ostracized targets, including individual differences, grouped individuals, and individuals who belong to stigmatized or marginalized groups
  • Links between perceived “out of the loop” experiences in the workplace and the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women and racial minorities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields
  • Measurement and effects of chronic/prolonged ostracism experiences, specifically responses across the three temporal reaction stages (immediate, delayed, and long-term)

Recent Publications

Miner, K. N., Walker, J., Jean, V., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Bergman, M. E., Chalupa, S., & Kaunas, C. (2018). From “her” problem to “our” problem: Using an individual lens vs. a social-structural lens to understand gender inequity in STEM. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11, 267-280.

Butler-Purry, K., Carter-Sowell, A. R., Walton, S., Juranek, I. V., Challoo, L., Regisford, G., Coffin, R., & Spaulding, A. (2019). Innovative professional development and community building activity program improves STEM URM graduate experiences. International Journal of STEM Education, 6. (5-year Impact Factor: 2.40)

Carter-Sowell, A. R., Vaid, J., Stanley, C., Petit, B., & Battle, J. (2019). ADVANCE scholar program: Enhancing minoritized scholars’ professional visibility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38, 305- 327. (5-year Impact Factor: 1.28)
Campbell, S. D., Carter-Sowell, A. R., & Battle, J. (2019). Campus climate Comparisons in academic pursuits: How race still matters for African American college students. Group Processes and I ntergroup Relations, 22, 390- 402. (5-year Impact Factor: 2.64)

Miner, K. N., January, S. C., Dray, K. K. & Carter-Sowell, A. R. (2019). Is it always this cold? Chilly interpersonal climates as a barrier to the well-being of early career women faculty in STEM. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38, 226-245.