Faculty Profile

Jessica Fossum

Jessica Fossum

Instructor of Research Psychology; Director of Research-Graduate Psychology

Email: fossumj@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2252
Office: Marston 307

Education: BA/BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2019; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020. At SPU since 2022.

Jessica Fossum focuses on quantitative psychology, with interests in research design and data analysis. Her research examines statistical power for mediation, moderation, and conditional process models, with the goal of helping researchers use proper methods and techniques to maximize their available resources. Additionally, Jessica's work explores best practices in methodology through transparent research design and other open science practices.

Teaching motivates her to always keep learning. She is very interested in exploring ways to incorporate active learning strategies to make statistics courses more approachable for psychology students. Additionally, she enjoys teaching research methods and seeing students learn to think critically about the process of designing and conducting their own psychological experiments.

Selected publications

Giovanni Ramos, Desiree Delgadillo, Jessica L. Fossum, Amanda K. Montoya, Hardian Thamrin, Amy Rapp, Emily Escovar, Denise A. Chavira. (2021). Discrimination and internalizing disorders in rural Latinx youth: An ecological model of etiology. Children and Youth Services Review 130. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2021.106250.

Amanda K. Montoya, William D. L. Krenzer, Jessica L. Fossum. (2021). Opening the door to registered reports: Census of journals publishing registered reports. Collabra: Psychology, 7(1). doi: 10.1525/collabra.24404.

Jessica L. Fossum and Amanda K. Montoya, A. K. (2022). Heterogeneity. In B. B. Frey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE

Please view Prof. Fossum's CV for additional publications.