Undergraduate Institution: University of California - San Diego
My research interests center around issues related to workplace diversity and inclusion as well as leadership. I’m deeply interested in the intersection of diversity and leadership, particularly the barriers to attaining leadership positions for traditionally underrepresented groups. My master’s thesis focuses specifically on underlying psychological processes that potentially hold Asian American individuals back from leadership advancement. I am also currently involved in several other research projects investigating topics such as: the glass cliff effect among women of color leaders, stereotypes of various marginalized groups in the workplace (e.g., veterans, unemployed professionals), and forms of outstanding leadership.
Representative publications and presentations:
Leung, D. W., Watts, L. L., Kuzmich, I., Gibson, C., & Barsa, A. (2019, August). Who self-enhances on applications the most? Demographics, self-enhancement, and sales performance. Paper presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
Leung, D. W., Rainone, N., & Alenick, P. R. (2019, April). Falling off the glass cliff? Black women head coaches in NCAA women's basketball. Poster presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, National Harbor, MD.
Leung, D. W. & Rainone, N. (2018). Where are the women of color in I-O psychology? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11(3), 433-439. [equal authorship, authors listed alphabetically]
Gisler, S., Kato, A. E., Lee, S., & Leung, D. W. (2018). One size does not fit all: Gender inequity in STEM varies between subfields. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11(2), 314-318. [equal authorship, authors listed alphabetically]
Herbert, M. S., Leung, D. W., Pittman, J. O. E., Floto, E., & Afari, N. (2018). Race/ethnicity, psychological resilience, and social support among OEF/OIF combat veterans. Psychiatry Research, 265, 265-270.