ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE: WB 271
Bryant Thompson returns to Weber State University after teaching leadership at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his PhD in business administration with an emphasis in organizational behavior in 2012 from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Thompson teaches Organizational Behavior, Advanced Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Compensation. He also teaches in the Honors Program. His teaching focuses on refining his students’ intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and love of learning. He believes the classroom can be an environment conducive to providing a vibrant and intellectually stimulating atmosphere that affords psychological safety and a sense of purpose. His aim is to engage the students in a dialogue that causes them to think deeply about the subject matter, challenge themselves to exert uncommon effort, and gain valuable insights and practical solutions pertaining to the organizational context.
Thompson studies thriving, resilience, identity, and forgiveness. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was deputy director of competitive sourcing at Jupiter Corporation and Budget Analyst for United States Agency for International Development. He also studied at the University of Cambridge as part of an international study abroad program and was an active member of the WSU Honors Program as an undergraduate.
Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior) - Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, 2012
BIS, Honors, Political Science, Latin American Studies - Weber State University, 2002
- Richard M. Alston Endowed Award for Teaching Excellence, Weber State University, 2017
- Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, United States Military Academy at West Point, 2014
- National Science Foundation Grant, University of South Carolina, 2011
- Honors Student of the Year, Weber State University, 2002
Skiing & golfing
- Thompson, B.S., & Ravlin, E.C. 2016. Protective factors and risk factors: Shaping the emergence of dyadic resilience at work. Organizational Psychology Review, 1-28.
- Thompson, B.S., & Simkins, T. 2016. Self-oriented forgiveness and other-oriented forgiveness: Shaping high-quality exchange relationships. Journal of Management and Organization, 1-25.
Stevens, M.J., Fox-Kirk, W., Thompson, B.S., Fawcett, A.M., Fawcett, S.E. 2015. Developing intercultural competencies: Elaborating the personal barriers to change. Journal of Strategic Management Studies, 7: 19–34.
Sluss, D.M., & Thompson, B.S. 2012. Socializing the newcomer: The role of leader-member exchange. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 119: 114-125.
Sluss, D.M., van Dick, R., & Thompson, B.S. 2010. Role theory in organizations: A relational perspective. In S. Zedeck (Ed.), APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, Vol. 1: Building and helping the organization: 505-534. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Sluss, D.M., & Thompson, B.S. 2009. Socialization and social exchange: Leader-member exchange as mediator between tactics and attachment. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Conference, Chicago.
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND INVITED PRESENTATIONS
- Thompson, B.S. 2014. Generative relationships at work. Paper presented at Weber State University, Ogden.
- Thompson, B.S. 2012. Negotiated relational identity: A prelude to high quality work relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston.
- Thompson, B.S. 2012. Positive relational construal: Facilitating intrapersonal and interpersonal forgiveness while mitigating the effects of relational identity threat. Paper presented at the inaugural meeting of the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity, Boston.
- Thompson, B.S. & Simkins, T. 2012. Person-organization forgiveness motive fit: Thriving with congruence and feigning without. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwest Academy of Management, New Orleans.
- Thompson, B.S. 2011. Neutralization as a mode of forgiveness: Curbing regret while forging relationship resilience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio.
- Thompson, B.S. 2010. Relational identification and exchange reciprocity: Two separate paths to forgiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal.
- Thompson, B.S. & Ravlin, E.C. 2010. Interpersonal forgiveness and relational exchange: Forging a framework of dyadic resilience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Montreal.
- Sluss, D.M., & Thompson, B.S. 2009. Socialization and social exchange: Leader-member exchange as mediator between tactics and attachment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago.
- Thompson, B.S., & Sluss, D.M. 2009. Forgiveness within organizations: An identity perspective. Symposium paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago.