Meghan Thornton-Lugo, Ph.D.

Meghan Thornton-Lugo, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: CAS 313
Phone: 330-972-7018
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Meghan A. Thornton-Lugo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Thornton-Lugo received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University. She previously taught and conducted research at the University of Texas at San Antonio in the Department of Management. Her research interests include organizational justice, ethics, emotions, and corporate social responsibility. She has had works published in journals such as Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Business & Psychology. Her teaching interests include organizational psychology and industrial/organizational psychology.


Selected Publications:

Lavelle, J. J., Harris, C. M., Rupp, D. E., Herda, D. N., Young, R. F., Hargrove, M. B., Thornton-Lugo, M., & McMahan, G. C. (2018).  Multifoci effects of injustice on targets of counterproductive work behaviors and the moderating roles of symbolization and victim sensitivity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 1022-1039.

Thornton-Lugo, M. A., & Munjal, D. (2018). Beyond Victims and Perpetrators. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 11, 116-122.  

Thornton, M. A., & Rupp, D. E. (2016). The joint effects of justice climate, group moral identity, and corporate social responsibility on the prosocial and deviant behaviors of groups. Journal of Business Ethics, 137, 677-697.

Berka, G., Olien, J., Rogelberg, S., Rupp, D. E., & Thornton, M. A. (2014). An inductive exploration of manuscript quality and publication success in small research teams. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 725-731.

Rupp, D. E., Thornton, M. A., Rogelberg, S., Berka, G., & Olien, J. (2014). The characteristics of quality scholarly submissions: Considerations of author team composition and decision making. Journal of Management, 40, 204-219.

Rupp, D. E., Shao, R., Thornton, M. A., Skarlicki, D. (2013). Applicants’ and employees reactions to corporate social responsibility: The moderating effects of first-party justice perceptions and moral identity. Personnel Psychology, 66, 895-933.