Devon Proudfoot

Devon Proudfoot is an Assistant Professor of HR Studies at Cornell University’s ILR School. Her research examines the psychological factors underpinning two of the major challenges of our time: inequality and innovation.

Devon’s research explores questions like: How do patterns of individual cognition and social perception maintain inequality and stifle progress in organizations and society? How do people navigate their identities in an unequal world? How are both inequality and innovation impacted by the ways evaluators form impressions of other people and their ideas?

Her work has been published in leading journals in psychology and management, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. It has also been featured by media outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and Psychology Today.