Jenna Van Fossen

Jenna  Van Fossen
  • Graduate Student
  • Organizational Psychology


Entered the program in 2018

B.A., Psychology, California State University, Fresno, 2018

M.A., Organizational Psychology, Michigan State University, 2020


My research focuses broadly on supporting workers and is frequently interdisciplinary. I study processes underlying occupational health and well-being, self-regulation, the effects of technology in the workplace, and trust. In terms of methods, I mostly conduct survey research and I tend to use SEM, including Dynamic SEM, and path analysis, multilevel modeling, and qualitative techniques. For some example projects, I have studied what concerns truck drivers hold about autonomous vehicles and how their concerns inform their career decisions, as well as how older adults’ work-related smartphone usage and scheduling autonomy relates to their well-being. At Michigan State I have mainly worked with Dr. Chu-Hsiang (Daisy) Chang and Dr. J. Kevin Ford.