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About Evelyn

I am personally committed to diversity, and strive to use my voice to advocate for underrepresented groups and to support inclusivity. I believe that we can learn so much from each other by sharing our experiences and being open to ideas and perspectives different from our own.
Every identity is important and valuable.

Dr. Evelyn Carter is a social psychologist who has conducted cutting-edge research on how to detect and discuss racial bias. Dr. Carter’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, and in 2018, she was featured on the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences “20 Under 40” list.


In addition to her peer-reviewed scholarship, Evelyn is a highly sought-after thought leader. Her work and insights have been published in popular press outlets such as The Atlantic, Bloomberg, CBS This Morning, CNBC, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and NPR. She also self-publishes a blog series, "Let's Break it Down," which merges her love of research, pop culture, and corporate DEI practices.


Dr. Carter is focused on evolving and advancing the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which she currently does as the President of Paradigm, the leading DEI firm in the country. Dr. Carter holds a doctorate from Indiana University, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.










Ph.D., Social Psychology, Indiana University

Minor: Statistics, Methods and Measurement

Dissertation: Strength in numbers?: Effects of exposure to multiple claims of discrimination

Advisor: Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D.

M.A., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thesis: Cognitive depletion and perceptions of bias

Advisor: Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D.

B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University

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