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Phil Thompson

Assistant Professor
2106 Pamplin
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Academic Area(s)

Micro Organizational Behavior


  • PhD, Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.S., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Missouri State University
  • M.A., Counseling Psychology, McKendree University
  • B.A., Communications, Beloit College


  • 2021 – Pamplin College of Business Top Researcher Award (Research MVP) Co-Recipient
  • 2021 – Pamplin College of Business Top Teaching Award Co-Recipient
  • 2021 – Department of Management Certificate of Teaching Award Recipient
  • 2018 – Department of Management Faculty Research Excellence Award Recipient

Selected Publications


Phil’s research examines micro-organizational behavior topics including organizational citizenship behavior, impression management, organizational politics, and perceived organizational support and how they, along with gender differences, influence employees’ job performance.  His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology and Harvard Business Review and he is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Management. Phil worked as a manager and executive for multiple Fortune 500 companies prior to entering academia.