Jennifer L. Wessel, Ph.D.

Jennifer L. Wessel, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Dept/Program: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Office: CAS 304
Phone: 330-972-6705
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Dr. Wessel received her Ph.D. in I/O psychology from Michigan State University in 2012. Her research interests include diversity in organizations, identity management/ authenticity, and organizational justice/ fairness. Courses taught at the University of Akron include Social Psychology and Psychological Tests and Measures. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and other publications.


Ryan, A. M. and Wessel, J. L. (accepted at Human Resource Management Review) Implications of a changing workforce and workplace for justice perceptions and expectations.

Hagiwara, N., Wessel, J. L., and Ryan, A. M. (2012) Race and gender acknowledgement in the Presidential Election 2008: When did stigma acknowledgement hurt or benefit the candidates? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 2191–2212.

Ryan, A. M. and Wessel, J. L (2012) Sexual orientation harassment in the workplace: When do observers intervene? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 488–509.  

Wessel, J. L. and Ryan, A. M.  (2012) Supportive when not supported? Male responses to negative climates for women. Sex Roles, 66, 94-104. 

Wessel, J. L. and Ryan, A. M. (2008). Past the first encounter: The role of stereotypes. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 409 - 411.

Ryan, A. M. and Wessel, J. L. (2008).  Fairness in selection and recruitment: A stigma theory perspective In Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 517 – 542.

Wessel, J. L., Ryan, A. M., and Oswald, F. O. (2008). The relationship between objective and perceived fit with an academic major, adaptability, and major-related outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 72, 363-376.