Lisa Slattery Walker (formerly Rashotte) received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona in 1998. She joined the UNC Charlotte faculty as Assistant Professor of Sociology in 1998, and was promoted to Professor in 2010. In 2017 she was named Associate Dean for Advising and Graduation of the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Her research focuses on small group interaction, nonverbal behaviors, identity, emotions, gender, and expectations. Her work has appeared in Social Psychology Quarterly, Social Science Research, Social Forces, Sex Roles and numerous other journals. She has been PI or Co-PI on five NSF-funded projects at UNC Charlotte. Recently, she has conducted projects on altering the status meaning of gender and, with Murray Webster, on how characteristics come to have status value.
- Blanchard, Anita L., Leanne E. Caudill, and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2020. “Developing an Entitativity Measure
and Distinguishing it within its Nomological Network.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations,
- Walker, Lisa Slattery. 2019. “Controlling the Status Effects of Gender.” Advances in Group Processes,
- Frear, Katherine A., Samantha C. Paustian-Underdahl, Eric D. Heggestad, and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2019.
“Can Competing Theories Both Win? A Tale of Two Paradigms Relating Gender to Career
Success.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40: 400-416.
- Gordon, Heather L., Lisa Slattery Walker, Shahar Gur, and Jessie L. Olien. 2018. “Obesity and
Gender as Status Beliefs.” Social Science Research, 71: 11-18.
- Walker, Lisa Slattery and Shahar S. Gur. 2017. “Telecommuting, Primary Caregiving, and Gender
as Status.” Current Research in Social Psychology, 25: 24-35.
- Webster, Murray, Jr. and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2017. “How Status Spreads.” Advances in
Group Processes, 34: 1-19.
- Doerer, Sharon Clemons, Murray Webster, Jr., and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2017. “Racial Double
Standards and Applicant Selection.” Social Science Research, 66: 32-41.
- Webster, Murray, Jr. and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2017. “Behavior Patterns, Performance
Expectations, Gender, and Task Focus: A Replication and Extension.” Social Psychology
Quarterly, 80: 194-203.
- Walker, Lisa Slattery and Shahar Gur. 2017. “Behavioral versus Questionnaire Measures of
Expectations.” Social Currents, 4: 146-155.
- Boyle, Kaitlin M. and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2016. “The Neutralization and Denial of Sexual
Violence among College Partiers.” Deviant Behavior, 37: 1392-1410.
- Paustian-Underdahl, Samantha C. and Lisa Slattery Walker. 2016. “Revisiting the Beauty is
Beastly Effect: New directions and tests of the effects of attractiveness, sex, and job
characteristics on selection decisions.” The International Journal of Human Resource
Management, 27: 1034-1058.