Project Description

About Dr. Merideth Thompson

Dr. Merideth Thompson
Huntsman School of Business

Merideth Ferguson is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Her work is widely published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology. Her research focuses on coworker incivility, abusive supervision, and the work family interface, with a particular interest in understanding how deviance affects employee life beyond the workplace.

You Can’t Leave It at the Office: Fallout from Toxic Workplace Environments

A toxic workplace environment is a common but insidious phenomenon that many people experience, either as a target or an observer of uncivil coworkers or abusive supervisors. Dr. Ferguson conducts research to understand how uncivil coworkers and abusive supervisors affect employees, their families, and employee healthcare costs. Dr. Ferguson investigates these issues to help managers build workplaces that result in improved physical and mental well-being and healthier relationships for employees, which leads to greater productivity and success for their organizations.