Professor Lashley’s research lies at the intersection of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and organizational theory. Her research focuses on questions related to organizational social evaluations such as stigma, reputation, and status, particularly in entrepreneurial firms. She is also interested in how organizations and their audiences use language to affect social evaluations. Her work has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly and Academy of Management Annals.

Professor Lashley has taught courses in strategic management and entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level. Before her academic career, she worked for several years coordinating buyer-supplier relationships between major corporations and their small suppliers. She also has startup experience.