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Cynthia A. Thompson

Professor of Management

Professor of Management and Academic Director, Executive MBA Program

Cynthia A. Thompson(646) 312-3644
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BS Florida State University Psychology 1977
PhD University of Tennessee, Knoxville Industrial-Organizational Psychology 1985

Areas of Expertise:

Integration of Work and Life, Particularly the Extent to Which Supportive Work-Family Cultures Affect Employee Attitudes and Organizational Effectiveness

Selected Publications:

Richardson, K. M., & Thompson, C. A., (2012). High tech tethers and work-family conflict: A conservation of resources approach. Engineering Management Research, 1, 29-43.

Thompson, C. A. (2008). Barriers to the implementation and usage of work-life policies. In S. P. Poelmans & P. Caliguiri (Eds.), Harmonizing work, family, and personal life: From policy to practice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Andreassi, J., & Thompson, C. A. (2007) Dispositional and situational sources of control: Relative impact on work-family conflict and work-family facilitation. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 8, 722-740.

Thompson, C. A., & Prottas, D. J. (2006). Relationships among organizational family support, job autonomy, perceived control, and employee well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 11, 100-118.

Bond, T. J., Thompson, C. A., Galinsky, E., & Prottas, D. (2003). Highlights of the 2002 National Study of the Changing Workforce. New York: Families and Work Institute.

Jahn, E., Thompson, C.A., & Kopelman, R. (2003).  Perceived organizational family support: Rationale and construct validity evidence.  Community, Work, and Family, 6,  123-140.
*Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research

Thompson, C.A., Beauvais, L., & Lyness, K.S. (1999) When work-family benefits are not enough…The influence of work-family culture on benefit utilization, organizational attachment, and work-family conflict.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54, 392-415.
*Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research

Academic Activities:

Research Fellow, Center for Aging and Work, Boston College, 2008-present

Member, Founding Editorial Board, Resources for Teaching Work and Family, Boston College/Sloan Foundation Work and Family Research Network

Journal Reviewer: Journal of Vocational Behavior; Journal of Occupational Health Psychology; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Journal of Managerial Issues; Community, Work, and Family; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Family and Economic Issues

Grant Reviewer: NSF; Sloan Foundation

Professional Activities:

President and Founder, WorkVision, LLC (1994-present)

Senior Research Associate, Families and Work Institute, NYC (2002-2003)

Consultant, Center for Work and Family, Boston (1999)

Invited Participant, Planning Committee for an NIH initiative entitled, “Workforce Workplace Mismatch: Work, Family, Health, and Well-being” 2002-2003.

Member, Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial-Organzational Psychology.

Awards, Honors, etc.:

President’s Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching, Baruch College, 2011

Faculty Honoree, Celebrations of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Achievement, 2006-2008

Zicklin Summer Research Award, 2004; 2005; 2006; 2007; 2008

Nominee, President's Distinguished Teaching Award, Baruch College, 2004, 2006

Teaching Excellence Award, School of Business and Public Administration, Baruch College, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2007.

Nominee (twice) for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (1999 and 2003)

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