Eden King, Ph.D., and Mikki Hebl, Ph.D.
Eden King, Ph.D., is the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Rice University where she is pursuing a program of research that seeks to guide the equitable and effective management of diverse organizations. This research—which has yielded over 100 scholarly products and has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, Good Morning America, and Harvard Business Review—addresses three primary themes: 1) current manifestations of discrimination and barriers to work-life balance in organizations, 2) consequences of such challenges for its targets and their workplaces, and 3) individual and organizational strategies for reducing discrimination and increasing support for families. In addition to her scholarship, Dr. King has partnered with organizations to improve diversity climate, increase fairness in selection systems, and to design and implement diversity training programs. She has served as President of the Society for I-O Psychology and is currently co-editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology.
Mikki Hebl, Ph.D., is the Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Professor of Psychology and Management at Rice University. She is a proud native of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, who graduated with her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. at Dartmouth College. She joined the faculty at Rice University in 1998 and was given the endowed title of the Radoslav Tsanoff Assistant Professorship in 2000. Mikki is an applied psychologist who is interested in the ways in which social psychological phenomena can be applied to industries and organizations. Her research specifically focuses on workplace discrimination and the barriers stigmatized individuals (such as women and ethnic minorities) face in social interactions, the hiring process, business settings, and the medical community. In addition, she addresses ways in which both individuals and organizations might remediate such discrimination. She has more than 200 publications that include journal articles, book chapters, and edited books. In addition to conducting basic research, she is very interested in presenting her and others' related research findings to educate others and ameliorate disparate social inequities. Mikki is also passionate about teaching—she has been the recipient of 15 major teaching awards and was appointed "National Professor of the Year" in 2015.