Faculty & Staff Directory


  • Ph D, Rice University (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) - 2001
  • MA, Rice University (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) - 1999
  • BS, Tulane University (Psychology) - 1997

  • Avery, D. (2016). A plea for bystander intervention. Industrial & Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9 (3), 558-561.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Volpone, S. D. (2016). Blaming the building: How venue quality influences consumer bias against stigmatized leaders. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101 (8), 1111-1121.
  • Hernandez, M. ,  Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Hebl, M. R. ,  Smith, A. N. , &  McKay, P. F. (2016). The Role of Proximal Social Contexts: Assessing Stigma-by-Association Effects on Leader Appraisals. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101 (1), 68-85.
  • Avery, D. , &  Luksyte, A. (2015). Exploring burnout and work-family facilitation as factors influencing why and when relational demography diminishes employee citizenship. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88 (4), 750-772.
  • David, E. M. ,  Avery, D. ,  Witt, L. , &  McKay, P. F. (2015). A time-lagged investigation of the impact of coworker behavior on the effects of demographic dissimilarity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36 (4), 582--606.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Volpone, S. D. (2015). Are Black Leaders "Color Safe"? The Impact of Leader Race on Organizational Stigma. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2015 (1), 14504.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Malka, A. (2015). Are companies beholden to bias? The impact of leader race on consumer purchasing behavior. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 127, 85--102.
  • McKay, P. F. , &  Avery, D. (2015). Diversity climate in organizations: Current wisdom and domains of uncertainty. Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 33, 191--233.
  • Volpone, S. D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Avery, D. , &  Castel, S. (2015). Exploring the Use of Credit Scores in Selection Processes: Beware of Adverse Impact. Journal of Business and Psychology, 30 (2), 357--372.
  • Luksyte, A. ,  Avery, D. , &  Yeo, G. (2015). It Is Worse When You Do It: Examining the Interactive Effects of Coworker Presenteeism and Demographic Similarity. American Psychological Association,
  • Jiang, K. ,  Hong, Y. ,  McKay, P. F. ,  Avery, D. ,  Wilson, D. C. , &  Volpone, S. D. (2015). Retaining employees through anti--sexual harassment practices: Exploring the mediating role of psychological distress and employee engagement. Human Resource Management, 54 (1), 1--21.
  • Volpone, S. D. , &  Avery, D. (2014). Correction to Volpone and Avery (2013). Educational Publishing Foundation,
  • Rubino, C. ,  Avery, D. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Ford, L. (2014). Does Teaming Obscure Low Performance? Exploring the Temporal Effects of Team Performance Diversity. Human Performance, 27 (5), 416--434.
  • Luksyte, A. , &  Avery, D. (2014). Exploring burnout and work-family facilitation as factors influencing why and when relational demography diminishes employee citizenship. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology,
  • Luksyte, A. ,  Avery, D. , &  Yeo, G. B. (2014). It Is Worse When You Do it: Effects of Presenteeism and Demographic Dissimilarity on Coworkers. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2014 (1), 13228.
  • Okulicz-Kozaryn, A. ,  Holmes, IV, O. , &  Avery, D. (2014). The subjective well-being political paradox: Happy welfare states and unhappy liberals. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99 (6), 1300.
  • Rubino, C. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Avery, D. (2013). Burnout on Mars and Venus: exploring gender differences in emotional exhaustion. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 28 (2), 74--93.
  • Avery, D. ,  Wang, M. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Zhou, L. (2013). Different strokes for different folks: The impact of sex dissimilarity in the empowerment--performance relationship. Personnel Psychology, 66 (3), 757--784.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Volpone, S. D. (2013). Diversity Staffing: Inclusive Personnel Recruitment and Selection Practices. The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, , 282.
  • King, E. B. ,  Avery, D. , &  Sackett, P. (2013). Editorial: Three Perspectives of Employment Discrimination 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act?A Promise Fulfilled? Journal of Business and Psychology, 28 (4), 375--382.
  • Avery, D. ,  Volpone, S. D. ,  Stewart, R. W. ,  Luksyte, A. ,  Hernandez, M. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Hebl, M. M. (2013). Examining the Draw of Diversity: How Diversity Climate Perceptions Affect Job-Pursuit Intentions. Human Resource Management, 52 (2), 175--193.
  • Luksyte, A. ,  Waite, E. ,  Avery, D. , &  Roy, R. (2013). Held to a different standard: Racial differences in the impact of lateness on advancement opportunity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 86 (2), 142--165.
  • Volpone, S. D. , &  Avery, D. (2013). It's self defense: How perceived discrimination promotes employee withdrawal. Journal of occupational health psychology, 18 (4), 430.
  • Avery, D. ,  Mckay, P. F. , &  Hunter, E. M. (2012). Demography and disappearing merchandise: How older workforces influence retail shrinkage. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33 (1), 105--120.
  • Avery, D. ,  Volpone, S. D. ,  McKay, P. F. ,  King, E. B. , &  Wilson, D. C. (2012). Is relational demography relative? How employment status influences effects of supervisor--subordinate demographic similarity. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27 (1), 83--98.
  • Avery, D. ,  Mckay, P. F. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Morris, M. A. (2012). Is there method to the madness? Examining how racioethnic matching influences retail store productivity. Personnel Psychology, 65 (1), 167--199.
  • Volpone, S. D. ,  Avery, D. , &  McKAY, P. F. (2012). Linkages between racioethnicity, appraisal reactions, and employee engagement. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42 (1), 252--270.
  • McKay, P. F. ,  Avery, D. ,  Liao, H. , &  Morris, M. A. (2011). Does diversity climate lead to customer satisfaction? It depends on the service climate and business unit demography. Organization Science, 22 (3), 788--803.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. ,  Wilson, D. C. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Killham, E. A. (2011). Does voice go flat? How tenure diminishes the impact of voice. Human Resource Management, 50 (1), 147--158.
  • Avery, D. (2011). Support for diversity in organizations A theoretical exploration of its origins and offshoots. Organizational Psychology Review, 1 (3), 239--256.
  • Avery, D. (2011). Why the playing field remains uneven: Impediments to promotions in organizations. American Psychological Association,
  • Stewart, R. ,  Volpone, S. D. ,  Avery, D. , &  McKay, P. (2011). You support diversity, but are you ethical? Examining the interactive effects of diversity and ethical climate perceptions on turnover intentions. Journal of Business Ethics, 100 (4), 581--593.
  • Avery, D. , &  McKay, P. F. (2010). 6 Doing Diversity Right: An Empirically Based Approach to Effective Diversity Management. International review of industrial and organizational psychology, 25, 227.
  • David, E. M. ,  Avery, D. , &  Elliott, M. R. (2010). Do the weary care about racioethnic similarity? The role of emotional exhaustion in relational demography. Journal of occupational health psychology, 15 (2), 140.
  • Raghuram, A. ,  Luksyte, A. ,  Avery, D. , &  Macoukji, F. (2010). Does your supervisor stress you out? How support influences sex differences in stress among immigrants. Journal of Career Development, , 0894845310377499.
  • Avery, D. ,  Lerman, B. , &  Volpone, S. D. (2010). Investigating the racioethnic differences in the link between workplace racioethnic dissimilarity and life satisfaction. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 16 (3), 307.
  • Volpone, S. D. , &  Avery, D. (2010). I'm confused: How failing to value sexual identities at work sends stakeholders mixed messages. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 3 (01), 90--92.
  • Dietz, J. ,  Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Volpone, S. D. , &  Raghuram, A. (2010). Overworked in America? How work hours, immigrant status, and interpersonal justice affect perceived work overload. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25 (2), 133--147.
  • King, E. B. ,  Gulick, L. M. , &  Avery, D. (2010). The divide between diversity training and diversity education: Integrating best practices. Journal of Management Education, 34 (6), 891--906.
  • Luksyte, A. , &  Avery, D. (2010). The Effects of citizenship dissimilarity and national pride on attitudes toward immigrants: Investigating mediators and moderators of intergroup contact. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34 (6), 629--641.
  • McKay, P. F. ,  Avery, D. , &  Morris, M. A. (2009). A TALE OF TWO CLIMATES: DIVERSITY CLIMATE FROM SUBORDINATES'AND MANAGERS'PERSPECTIVES AND THEIR ROLE IN STORE UNIT SALES PERFORMANCE. Personnel Psychology, 62 (4), 767--791.
  • Avery, D. ,  Richeson, J. A. ,  Hebl, M. R. , &  Ambady, N. (2009). It does not have to be uncomfortable: The role of behavioral scripts in Black--White interracial interactions. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94 (6), 1382.
  • Wilson, D. C. ,  Moore, D. W. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Avery, D. (2008). Affirmative Action Programs for Women and Minorities Expressed Support Affected by Question Order. Public Opinion Quarterly, 72 (3), 514--522.
  • Tonidandel, S. ,  Avery, D. ,  Bucholtz, B. , &  McKay, P. (2008). An alternative explanation for the asymmetrical effects in relational demography research. Personnel Psychology, 61 (3), 617--633.
  • Avery, D. (2008). Assessing our impact: In search of a metric for multicultural research. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 45 (3), 65--70.
  • McKay, P. F. ,  Avery, D. , &  Morris, M. A. (2008). Mean racial-ethnic differences in employee sales performance: The moderating role of diversity climate. Personnel Psychology, 61 (2), 349--374.
  • Avery, D. , &  Johnson, C. D. (2008). Now you see it: now you don't. Diversity resistance in organizations, , 230--247.
  • Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. , &  Phillips, M. G. (2008). Similarity on sports sidelines: How mentor--protégé sex similarity affects mentoring. Sex Roles, 58 (1-2), 72--80.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Wilson, D. C. (2008). What are the odds? How demographic similarity affects the prevalence of perceived employment discrimination. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93 (2), 235.
  • Avery, D. , &  Steingard, D. S. (2007). Achieving political trans-correctness: Integrating sensitivity and authenticity in diversity management education. Journal of Management Education,
  • Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Thomas, K. M. ,  Johnson, C. D. , &  Mack, D. A. (2007). Assessing the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure for measurement equivalence across racial and ethnic groups. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 67 (5), 877--888.
  • Avery, D. (2007). Cause for Concern: Musings on Two Recent Race-Related Events. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, 45 (2), 51--56.
  • Avery, D. (2007). Does underrepresented= understudied? Recent research on racial and ethnic minorities in IO psychology. Citeseer,
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. , &  Wilson, D. C. (2007). Engaging the aging workforce: the relationship between perceived age similarity, satisfaction with coworkers, and employee engagement. Journal of Applied Psychology, 92 (6), 1542.
  • Tonidandel, S. ,  Avery, D. , &  Phillips, M. G. (2007). Maximizing returns on mentoring: Factors affecting subsequent protégé performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28 (1), 89--110.
  • McKay, P. F. ,  Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Morris, M. A. ,  Hernandez, M. , &  Hebl, M. R. (2007). Racial differences in employee retention: Are diversity climate perceptions the key? Personnel psychology, 60 (1), 35--62.
  • MCKAY, P. F. ,  Avery, D. , &  MORRIS, M. A. (2007). THE INTERACTION OF SUBORDINATES'AND MANAGERS'DIVERSITY CLIMATES ON STORE UNIT SALES PERFORMANCE. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2007 (1), 1--6.
  • Avery, D. ,  McKay, P. F. ,  Wilson, D. C. , &  Tonidandel, S. (2007). Unequal attendance: The relationships between race, organizational diversity cues, and absenteeism. Personnel Psychology, 60 (4), 875--902.
  • Avery, D. , &  McKay, P. F. (2006). Target practice: An organizational impression management approach to attracting minority and female job applicants. Personnel Psychology, 59 (1), 157--187.
  • McKay, P. F. , &  Avery, D. (2006). WHAT HAS RACE GOT TO DO WITH IT? UNRAVELING THE ROLE OF RACIOETHNICITY IN JOB SEEKERS'REACTIONS TO SITE VISITS. Personnel Psychology, 59 (2), 395--429.
  • McKay, P. F. , &  Avery, D. (2005). Warning! Diversity recruitment could backfire. Journal of Management Inquiry, 14 (4), 330--336.
  • Avery, D. , &  Thomas, K. M. (2004). Blending content and contact: The roles of diversity curriculum and campus heterogeneity in fostering diversity management competency. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 3 (4), 380--396.
  • Katsioloudes, M. I. ,  Avery, D. , &  Kass, E. E. (2004). Change from within: The ABC-AME church. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 15 (2), 239--245.
  • Avery, D. , &  Quinones, M. A. (2004). Individual Differences and the Voice Effect The Moderating Role of Value of Voice. Group & Organization Management, 29 (1), 106--124.
  • Avery, D. ,  Hernandez, M. , &  Hebl, M. R. (2004). Who's watching the race? Racial salience in recruitment advertising. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34 (1), 146--161.
  • Avery, D. (2003). Blending Diversity Content and Contact to Foster Diversity Management Competency. Academy of Management. Seattle, Washington. Aug. 2003,
  • Avery, D. (2003). Personality as a predictor of the value of voice. The Journal of Psychology, 137 (5), 435--446.
  • Avery, D. (2003). Racial differences in perceptions of starting salaries: How failing to discriminate can perpetuate discrimination. Journal of Business and Psychology, 17 (4), 439--450.
  • Avery, D. (2003). Reactions to diversity in recruitment advertising--are differences black and white? Journal of Applied Psychology, 88 (4), 672.
  • Avery, D. ,  Tonidandel, S. ,  Griffith, K. H. , &  Quinones, M. A. (2003). The impact of multiple measures of leader experience on leader effectiveness: New insights for leader selection. Journal of Business Research, 56 (8), 673--679.
  • Avery, D. (2002). Change from within through strategic planning: The case of the East-Side AME Church. ,
  • Avery, D. , &  Quinones, M. A. (2002). Disentangling the effects of voice: the incremental roles of opportunity, behavior, and instrumentality in predicting procedural fairness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87 (1), 81.
  • Avery, D. (2002). Gender and Diversity in Organizations Doctoral Consortium Session 1: Finding your Network. Academy of Management. Denver, CO. 2002,
  • Avery, D. (2002). Racial Differences in the Attraction of Starting Salaries: An Exploratory Analysis. Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Toronto, Canada. Apr. 2002,
  • Avery, D. (2001). Recruiting diversity: The race is on. 16th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Diego. Apr. 2001,
  • Avery, D. (2001). The role of race in organization choice: Are differences Black and White? ,
  • Avery, D. (2000). Action or opportunity: A further examination of voice effects. ,
  • Kravitz, D. A. ,  Klineberg, S. L. ,  Avery, D. ,  Nguyen, A. K. ,  Lund, C. , &  Fu, E. J. (2000). Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action: Correlations With Demographic Variables and With Beliefs About Targets, Actions, and Economic Effects1. Journal of applied social psychology, 30 (6), 1109--1136.
  • Avery, D. (2000). Is All Experience Created Equal? The Impact of Experience Type on Leader Effectiveness. Academy of Management. Toronto, Canada. 2000,
  • Avery, D. (2000). The moderating role of value of voice: A field study. ,
  • Avery, D. , &  Hysong, S. J. (). A Look in the Mirror: Examining the Ethnic/Racial Composition of Our Society. ,
  • Avery, D. (). Authenticity and Authorship: A Dilemma in Diversity Research? ,
  • Avery, D. (). Closing Thoughts. ,
  • Avery, D. (). The Diversity Report. ,

  • 2015 - Elected Fellow, APS
  • 2013 - Elected Fellow, SIOP
  • 2009 - Saroj Parasuraman Award , Academy of Management
  • 2007 - Dorothy Harlow Award , Academy of Management