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Devon Proudfoot
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Devon Proudfoot

Associate Professor
Human Resource Studies


Devon Proudfoot is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Professor Proudfoot's research focuses on stereotyping and bias, identity, and creativity at work. Her work has been published in leading journals in psychology and management, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Prior to joining the faculty at Cornell, Devon Proudfoot completed her PhD in Management and Organizations at Duke University. She also holds a MSc In Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in Psychology from McGill University.

Teaching Statement

Current courses:

Foundations of Diversity Dynamics (ILRID 2510)


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Devon Proudfoot, E. Allan Lind. 2014. Fairness Heuristic Theory, the Uncertainty Management Model, and Fairness at Work.. in Oxford Handbook of Justice in Work Organizations . Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. M. Ambrose & R. Cropanzano. (371 – 385)

Book Sections

  • Steven Shepherd, Devon Proudfoot. 2017. System Justification. in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior. 2017. F. M. Moghaddam .

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Fellow, Cornell Center for the Social Sciences. 2022
  • Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management (GDO Division). 2020
  • Best Paper Proceedings , Academy of Management (OB Division). 2019
  • Best Paper Award, Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division, Academy of Management . 2015
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management . 2014