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."

Evelyn is a social psychologist who is passionate about using social science to inform how we engage with the world around us. Her research on how people detect and discuss cues to racial bias has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and her work on successful strategies for confronting racial bias was funded by the National Science Foundation. Evelyn prioritizes a translational approach to research, as she strives to be a bridge between the academic communities doing research and people on the ground who desire to use those insights to inform their work. She leverages this passion in her role as Senior Consultant for Paradigm Strategy Inc., where she partners with companies in entertainment, tech, financial services, and beyond to develop and implement inclusive practices. 


A self-described data geek, Evelyn loves using data to tackle big questions about creating and sustaining inclusive environments, and she has led collaborative teams in this effort at several different institutions. Evelyn also loves to talk, and she regularly presents across the country and internationally on her own research, as well as on how scientific findings can help us respond to and understand issues of the day related to race, identity, and intergroup relations. Evelyn holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. 


Jan. 2019 - Present


June 2018 - Present


Aug. 2018 - Dec. 2018

July 2016 – Aug. 2018


Aug. 2015 - July 2016


July 2018 - Present

Nov. 2014 – July 2018

Paradigm Strategy Inc.

Senior Consultant

Illuminate Diversity Consulting LLC


BruinX, UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Director of Translational Research & Anti-Bias Training

Research Scientist

Purdue University

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor: Margo J. Monteith, Ph.D.)

College Transition Collaborative

Research Affiliate

Research Fellow









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



















National Science Foundation

Award #1847721 - Workshop: An Annual Retreat to Broaden Participation of Black Social and Personality Psychologists (co-PI: Ivuoma Onyeador)

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Community Catalyst Grant;

BlaSPR: Black Social and Personality Psychologists Retreat (co-PI: Ivuoma Onyeador)


Purdue University Diversity Transformation Award

Promoting student inclusion: An evidence-based program for transforming Purdue’s climate; materials available from Purdue University (co-PIs: Margo Monteith, Erin Hennes)

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award #1514137: Developing effective strategies for confronting racial bias in

interpersonal conversations

Indiana University Heller Summer Research Fellowship

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program (Honorable mention)

“Closing the Gap: When and Why do Whites’ and Blacks’ Perceptions of Prejudice Diverge?”

University of Illinois at Chicago Abraham Lincoln Fellowship

Copyright (c) 2018 Evelyn Ruth Carter

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