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About Jessica L. Cundiff

I am a social psychologist with expertise in the psychology of gender, stereotyping, and discrimination. My research focuses on the psychological processes that contribute to social inequality, with an emphasis on subtle forms of bias – biases that are often unintentional and seemingly minor, yet consequential. My work aims to raise awareness about subtle bias and develop practical and effective solutions for improving social equity. Most recently my work has focused on understanding gender gaps in STEM participation and developing strategies for increasing diversity and inclusion in STEM fields.

I joined the faculty of Missouri University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor of Psychology in 2015. In addition to conducting research, I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology, social influence, and general psychology. 

Positions

2015 Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Psychological Science
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20142015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Colgate University ‐ Psychology
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20132014 Research Analyst, Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline Computing Research Association
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Disciplines



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Honors and Awards

  • Colgate University, Discretionary Research Grant, 2014-2015
  • The Pennsylvania State University Department of Psychology, Research Grant, 2013
  • APA Div. 35 Geis Memorial Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention, 2012
  • SPSP Summer Institute in Social Psychology Fellowship, 2011

Courses

  • Psych 5603: Advanced Social Influence
  • Psych 1101: General Psychology

Education

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2013 Ph.D. in Social Psychology and Women’s Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
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2009 M.S. in Social Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
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2006 B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas
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Contact Information

Department of Psychological Science
Missouri University of Science and Technology
106 Humanities and Social Sciences
500 W 14th St
Rolla, MO 65409

573-341-6028

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Research Works (9)