Faculty Profile

Jessica Fossum

Jessica Fossum

Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director of Research-Graduate Psychology

Email: fossumj@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2252
Office: Marston 104

Education: BA/BS, Seattle Pacific University, 2019; MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020; PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2023. 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

Fossum, J. L. & Montoya, A. K.. (2023). When to use a different test for power analysis and data analysis for mediation. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychology. doi: 10.1177/25152459231156606

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

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