Dr. John P. Meriac is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Leadership and Management. His research interests are in the areas of individual differences, personnel selection issues, and performance management. He has published over 30 journal articles and book chapters, including top outlets such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. In addition, he has given over 60 conference presentations at national and international meetings. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Meriac teaches courses in Advanced Quantitative Methods, Human Resource Management, Leadership, and Organizational Behavior topics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Human Performance and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology and Personnel Assessment and Decisions.
Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee, 2008
M.A. Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management, Appalachian State University, 2004
Meriac, J. P., & Gorman, C. A. (2017). Work ethic and work outcomes in an expanded criterion domain. Journal of Business and Psychology, 32, 273–282.
Banister, C. M., & Meriac, J. P. (2015). Political skill and work attitudes: A comparison of multiple social effectiveness constructs. The Journal of Psychology, 149, 775-795.
Meriac, J. P., Slifka, J. S., & LaBat, L. R. (2015). Work ethic and grit: An examination of empirical redundancy. Personality and Individual Differences, 86, 401-405.
Meriac, J. P., Thomas, A. L. E., & Milunski, M. (2015). Work ethic as a predictor of task persistence and intensity. Learning and Individual Differences, 37, 249-254.
Meriac, J. P., Hoffman, B. J., & Woehr, D. J. (2014). A conceptual and empirical review of the structure of assessment center dimensions. Journal of Management, 40, 1269–1296.
Meriac, J. P., Woehr, D. J., Gorman, C. A., & Thomas, A. L. E. (2013). Development and validation of a short form for the multidimensional work ethic profile (MWEP). Journal of Vocational Behavior, 82, 155-164.
Morris, M. L., Blair, C. A., & Meriac, J. P. (2013). Core self-evaluation and goal orientation: Examining work stress. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24, 35-62.
Hoffman, B. J., Gorman, C. A., Blair, C., Meriac, J. P., Overstreet, B. L., & Atchley, E. K. (2012). Evidence for the effectiveness of an alternative multisource performance rating methodology. Personnel Psychology, 65, 531-563.
Gorman, C. A., Meriac, J. P., Overstreet, B. L., Apodaca, S., McIntyre, A. L., Park, P., & Thorndike, J. N. (2012). A meta-analysis of the regulatory focus nomological network: Work-related antecedents and consequences. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 160-172.