Sarah S. Walker, PhD

Sarah S. Walker, PhD

Sarah S. Walker, PhD

Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments


  • Marketing and Management


  • Professor


Dr. Walker’s training in Industrial Organizational Psychology provides her specific expertise in diversity, recruitment, selection, training, testing and measurement.  Dr. Walker is an active researcher and has published in top research journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology. She is a reviewer for journals such as the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Sex Roles. Dr. Walker also has applied work experience with experience working with organizations in both the public and private sector involving projects related to Human Resource Management (e.g., recruitment, selection, performance appraisal).

Publications and Presentations


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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

    • Diversity/Discrimination
    • Job Performance
    • Job Satisfaction
    • Selection

Current Research Projects

  • Dr. Walker's current research projects examine issues related to diversity and discrimination in the workplace and focus primarily on three areas: 1) manifestations of discrimination, 2) individual and organizational consequences of discrimination, and 3) individual and organizational-level strategies for remediating differential treatment.  There is a lack of research that specifically examines discriminatory behavior, and as a result there are many unanswered questions relating to diversity and discrimination. Dr. Walker's current research projects examine the experiences that individuals have at work, and specifically examine the differences in treatment that emerge as a result of contextual factors.