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Merideth Ferguson

Merideth Ferguson

Associate Professor
Department(s): Management
Location:  Business 410
Office Phone:  435.797.3982
Fax:  435.797.1091


Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2007
MBA, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2002
B.S., Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX, 1995


Dr. Merideth Ferguson is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

She focuses her research on two main areas: bad employee behavior and the work-family interface. She is particularly interested in how abusive supervision and workplace incivility cross over to affect an employee’s family experiences. Ferguson’s current research also investigates the impact of toxic workplaces on employee health and healthcare costs.

Ferguson’s research been published in numerous journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

She has been interviewed and quoted by ABC News, Fox News, the Daly Wrap on Wall Street Journal Radio, Boston Globe, Business Insider, Business News Daily, Business Week, CBS News Interactive, Business Network,, USA Today, US News & World Report (online), Village Voice, Financial Post, Harvard Business Review and MSNBC, among others.

Dr. Ferguson earned her Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Vanderbilt University. She teaches the Introduction to Human Resources and Negotiation courses. Prior to coming to the Huntsman School, she taught negotiation at Baylor University.

Related Huntsman News Articles

Master Class - Negotiation is the key to success (Huntsman Alumni Magazine - Fall 2014)
Flexing Work Boundaries: The Spillover and Crossover of Workplace Support (Personnel Psychology)
Happiness: The Key to Reducing Turnover
(The Huntsman Post - August 2014)
Toxic Work Environments (Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2014)
Merideth Ferguson to Serve on Editorial Board for Leadership Quarterly (The Huntsman Post - September 2013)
Open Political Discussion at Work Can Have Benefits, Drawbacks (The Huntsman Post - November 2012)
New Professor, Merideth Ferguson, Has Studied Impact of Abusive Work Situations (The Huntsman Post - September 2012)