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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ”




Dr. India R. Johnson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Prior to joining IUPUI, Dr. Johnson was faculty in the Department of Psychology at both Elon University and Butler University.


Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. in Social Psychology at The Ohio State University, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology, and earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).


As an applied psychologist, Dr. Johnson's research focuses on issues relevant to social identity, stereotyping, prejudice, and persuasion. Her research has received multiple external grants, including a recent award from the National Science Foundation. Across all her lines of research, Dr. Johnson strives to identify evidenced-based best practices and interventions to promote positive intergroup relations in a variety of environments. 

Dr. Johnson is also the founder and principal consultant at EVOLVE Diversity Consulting Services. As an educator and researcher, Dr. Johnson is passionate about translating research into best practices individuals, leaders, and businesses can adapt to support and sustain organizational environments inclusive of all identities. EVOLVE is dedicated to helping others support and cultivate diversity through the practice of inclusion. Dr. Johnson provides evidence-based interventions - grounded in social psychological research - tailored to best address a client's needs and goals relevant to diversity and inclusion.

Dr. Johnson resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Ricky, and their four daughters, Anjanée, Lyric, Ryvar & Rylan. She is a proud Beyoncé-enthusiast, and enjoys spending time with her family. 



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