Rebecca Ponce de Leon is an Assistant Professor in the Management Division of Columbia Business School. Her research is grounded in the desire to uncover the processes that hinder progress toward diversity and equality in organizations and society more broadly. She approaches this topic by exploring how social categories, like race and gender, and motivated beliefs, like social dominance ideologies, lead to patterns of bias in perceptions and behavior.
She has published her work in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Rebecca completed her PhD in Management and Organizations from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.