Jenna McChesney

Jenna McChesney

Assistant Professor, I-O Psychology

105 Ledford Hall

(919) 760-8401


Jenna McChesney joined Meredith College as an Assistant Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2022. She earned a masters degree in I-O Psychology from Minnesota State University and her PhD from North Carolina State University. Her research broadly focuses on the use of technology in the contexts of recruitment, selection, and career development. Her work has been peer-reviewed and published in academic journals, including Nature Scientific Reports and the International Journal of Selection and Assessment. As a scientist-practitioner, she has conducted research and consulted with both local and international organizations, including pymetrics (now Harver) and UNICEF.

Courses Taught:
PSY 335: Introduction to Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYG 608: Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal
PSYG 622: Psychological Tests and Measures
PSYG 613: Topics in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PSYG 641: Thesis In Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from North Carolina State University

M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato

B.S. in Psychology from Radford University


Rade, C. & McChesney, J. E. (in press). Perceptions and Stereotypes of Job Applicants with Various Criminal Histories. In Griffith, J. & Young, N. (Eds.), Employing our Returning Citizens: An Employer-Centric View.

McChesney, J. E. & Foster, L. (2023). Is it #okaytosay I have anxiety and depression? Evaluations of job applicants who disclose mental health problems on LinkedIn. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Banerjee, N., Moran, L., & McChesney, J. E. (2023). Strengthening the link between I-O psychology and the SDGs: Providing support for the next generation. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 16(4), 508-513. doi:10.1017/iop.2023.65

McChesney, J. E., Campbell, C., Wang, J., & Foster, L. (2022). What is in a name? Effects of game-framing on perceptions of employers. International Journal of Selection and Assessment. 30(1), 182-192.

Glosenberg, A., Behrend, T., Tracey, T., Blustein, D. L., McChesney, J. E., & Foster, L. (2022). Evidence for “pushed out” and “opt out” factors in women’s career inclusion across the world of work in the United States. Journal of Career Assessment. 30(3).

McChesney, J. E., Behrend, T., & Glosenberg, A. (2022). Stereotypical descriptions of computer science careers are not representative of many computer scientists. Scientific Reports. 12(1), 1-9.

Glosenberg, A., Phillips, D., Schaefer, J., Pollack, J. M., Kirkman, B. L., McChesney, J. E., Noble, S. M., Ward, M. K., & Foster, L. L. (2022). The relationship of self-efficacy with entrepreneurial success: A meta-analytic replication and extension. Journal of Business Venturing Insights. 18(e00342). doi:

Gavin, L., McChesney, J. E., Tong, A, Sherlock, J., Foster, L, & Tomsa, S. (2022). Fighting the spread of COVID-19 misinformation in Kyrgyzstan, India, and the U.S.: How replicable are accuracy nudge interventions? Technology, Mind, and Behavior.

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