Dr. John P. Meriac 


Phone: 314-516-5467
Office: 350E JC Penney North
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Dr. John P. Meriac is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Leadership and Management. His research interests are on the topics of performance management, personnel selection issues, and the measurement of individual differences. 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 50 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, Leadership, and other 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

B.A. Psychology, East Carolina University, 2001

MGMT 3625 Leadership in Organizations

BUSAD 7101 Quantitative Methods I

BUSAD 7103 Quantitative Methods II

Areas: Performance Management, Personnel Selection, Individual Differences

Selected Publications:

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.