GS3 Speakers

Prof Kecia Thomas


Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Georgia, Founding director, Center for Research and Engagement in Diversity, USA.

Kecia Thomas is a professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Georgia (UGA) as well as the founding director of the Center for Research and Engagement in Diversity (RED) and the Interim Associate Dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.  Her work focuses on understanding systems of privilege and resistance that limit the career development of women and people of color, and behaviors that create and sustain hostile climates for diversity and inclusion.

Professor Thomas spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) on research that focuses on understanding the psychology of workplace diversity, specifically how individuals and organizations resist or demonstrate readiness for diversity, including organizational experiences of marginalized groups, including women of color, and the impact their work and professional experiences have on their career mobility and overall well-being.