Heather C. Vough



Associate Professor




George Mason University


Heather C. Vough is an Associate Professor in Management in the School of Business at George Mason University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include the construction of meaning of work, the role of organizational and professional identity at work, and how individuals make sense of setbacks at work. Her research has been published in top management journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Organization Science. She has served on the editorial committees of five journals including Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. Heather is currently serving as an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Journal. She is working on several projects with PhD students on topics including how identity threat shapes observers’ responses to abusive supervision, how entrepreneurs grapple with role-based image discrepancies, and the antecedents and consequences of supervisor insecurity.