Gary R. Thurgood

Assistant Professor

Department(s):
  • Management

Gary Thurgood

Education

Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2016
M.B.A., Brigham Young University, 2005
B.S., Brigham Young University, 2001 

Interactions

Research Area(s):

Personality, job characteristics, motivation and engagement, the meaning of work.

Biography

Dr. Thurgood is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Prior to obtaining a Ph.D., he had a previous career in the transportation engineering and urban planning field.

His current research focuses on understanding how personality traits and characteristics of the work environment jointly influence a person’s motivation and performance at work. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal. Dr. Thurgood has taught courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and HR Analytics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In their spare time, Gary and his wife Jennifer attempt to keep up with their three beautiful and energetic little girls.

Journal Articles

Academic Journal

Professional Journal

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2020
    MGT 3250 - Managing Human Capital, Fall 2020
    MGT 3250 - Managing Human Capital, Fall 2020
    MGT 3250 - Managing Human Capital, Spring 2020
    MGT 4610 - Recruitment and Selection, Spring 2020
    MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2019
    MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2019
    MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2018
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2018
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2018
    MGT 6680 - Human Resource Analytics, Fall 2017
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2017
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2017
    MGT 3250 - Introduction to Human Resource Management, Spring 2017
    MGT 3250 - Introduction to Human Resource Management, Fall 2016
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2016
    MGT 6500 - Managing Individuals and Groups, Fall 2016