Welcome to Dr. Christian Thoroughgood!


Dr. Christian Thoroughgood is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development and Psychology at Villanova University and is the newest addition toour faculty in HRD. Join us in welcoming him!

Dr. Christian Thoroughgood received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Penn State and his B.A. in Psychology and Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

His research interests primarily reside within the areas of leadership, counterproductive work behavior, and diversity in organizations. Within these areas, his current work addresses the interactive effects of leaders, followers, and environments on constructive and destructive leadership processes; the role of dispositional and situational factors in shaping supervisor aggression; as well as the intersections of race, gender and other demographic characteristics in the workplace.

Dr. Thoroughgood has also consulted for a number of organizations, such as Aerosoles Shoe Company, Hertz, and Penn State’s Office of Human Resources, as well as worked on a number of large-scale research grants through the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.

Currently, he conducts research and teaches courses on Organizational Behavior, HR Metrics and Research, and Organizational Change Management in Villanova’s HRD master’s program.

Read Dr. Thoroughgood's interview on our blog!


Graduate Open House

The 2014 Fall Graduate Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 21st from 5-7pm. All attendees at the Open House will have their application fee waived for programs offered through Graduate Studies.