Lorena Solis

Assistant Professor, (Ph.D., University of Calgary)

Psychological Sciences and El Instituto

Area of Interests:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and inequality

Biographical Note:

Lorena Solis is an Assistant Professor of Psychology, concentrating in Industrial-Organizational and Latinx Psychology. Her research interest is in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with a specific focus on understanding how inequality manifest in hiring, retention, and career advancement practices for historically minoritized groups. She approaches this work by incorporating three pillars: curiosity, inner work, and imagination. Lorena completed her doctorate degree from the University of Calgary. She also attended the City University of New York public educational system, earning an Associate degree from Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and a Master’s degree from Brooklyn College. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo State College.

Current Research/Selected Publications:

Dr. Solis is currently working on two publications:

Solis, L., O’Neill, T. A., MacInnis, C., & Attay, E. (In Preparation). The subsequent effects of perceived diversity on processes and outcomes within student teams. Stage: Analysis; Target: Journal of Engineering Educations.

Solis, L., & Attay, E. Untitled Manuscript using critical theory of language to define equity, diversity and inclusion for academic institutions. Stage: Literature Review; Target: Academy of Management Learning & Education.


Selected Publications:

Rose, S., Asna Ashari N., Davies, J. M., Solis, L., & O’Neill, T. A. (in press). Inter-professional clinical event debriefing – Does it make a difference? Attitudes of Emergency Department Care Providers to INFO Clinical Event Debriefings. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43678-022-00361-6

O’Neill, T. A., Pezer, L., Solis, L., Larson, N., Maynard, N., Dolphin, G., Brennan, R., & Li, S.(2020). Team dynamics feedback for post-secondary student learning teams: Introducing the “Bare CARE” assessment and report. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2020.1727412

Feitosa, J., Solis, L., & Grossman, R., (2017). The influence of culture on team dynamics. In E.Salas, W.B. Vessey, & L.B Landon (Ed.), Team Dynamics Over Time: Advances in Psychological Theory, Methods, and Practice, (pp. 209 – 230). Somerville, MA: Emerald Group Publishing Inc. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1534-085620160000018009

Solis, L., Aristomene, T., Feitosa, J., & Smith, E. (2016). Taking qualitative methods a step further to team science. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9(4), 1-5. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1017/iop.2016.83


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