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

Selected Publications

Thompson, P. S., & Bolino, M. C. (2018). Negative beliefs about accepting coworker help: Implications for employee attitudes, job performance, and reputation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(8), 842-866

Bolino, M.C., & Thompson, P.S. (2018). Why we don't let coworkers help us, even when we need it. Havard Business Review,


Prior to joining the faculty at Virginia Tech in August 2017, Phil Thompson was a doctoral student at Case Western Reserve University. His 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 employee job performance.  His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Phil worked as a manager and executive for multiple Fortune 500 companies prior to entering academia.