Ashley Martin

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Research Statement

Professor Martin's research focuses on the ways in which we construe and discuss gender to promote gender equality and inclusion. Her research compares and contrasts diversity strategies to understand the unique effects of being “aware of” or “blind to” intergroup differences on women and racial minorities’ workplace outcomes. By comparing gender to other social categories, such as race and age, she theoretically outlines and empirically tests how the uniqueness and universality of gender affects bias towards underrepresented groups.

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Diversity
  • Bias
  • Empowerment


Ashley Martin received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Management from Columbia Business School and her M.Sc. and B.Comm. from the Stephen J.R. Smith School of Business at Queen’s University, Canada.

Her work has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Her research has received grants, fellowships, and awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the W. Edwards Deming Center, and the Program on Negotiations at Harvard Law School, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Management, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 2018
  • M.Phil., Management, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, 2015
  • M.Sc., Organizational Behavior, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University
  • B.Comm, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–present

Awards and Honors

  • Shanahan Family Faculty Scholar, 2019–2020
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
  • PON Negotiation Fellowship, Harvard Law School
  • Roger F. Murray Award, Columbia Business School
  • Deming Doctoral Fellowship, W. Edwards Deming Center, Columbia Business School
  • Best Reviewer Award, OB Division of the Academy of Management
  • Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • Queen’s Graduate Award, Queen’s School of Business
  • Queen’s School of Business Award, Queen’s School of Business
  • D.I. McLeod Dean’s List Scholarship, Queen’s University
  • Queen’s University Excellence Scholarship, Queen’s University


Journal Article

Working Papers

Service to the Profession


  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting

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