I am in my sixth year of the Work and Organizations PhD program at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and I use qualitative field methods to study the changing nature of work at the intersection of learning and technological change. Across several projects, I have analyzed situations in which frontline workers must respond to the ways that new technologies disrupt power relations, shift existing sources of expertise, and give rise to new ways of learning within their occupations and organizations.

 

My dissertation is an ethnographic investigation of the ways that the long-term involvement of a third-party technology vendor changes the power relations between managers and frontline workers during the development and use of a flexible smart manufacturing technology. I am on the job market for academic positions in management or work and employment departments, and I am interested in teaching courses in organizational behavior and organizational processes, work and employment, change management, and qualitative research methods.

My research on training and skill development, as well as on new technologies in the workplace, has been supported by the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan and is featured in an MIT Open Learning report on workforce education. I am currently working with the COVID-19 Policy Alliance to support workforce efforts in Massachusetts long-term care facilities.

 

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Research

Peer-reviewed Publications

Myers, J.E. & Kellogg, K.C. (2020). State Actor Orchestration for Achieving Workforce Development at Scale: Evidence From Four U.S. States. ILR Review. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0019793920942767

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Kellogg, K.C., Myers, J.E., Gainer, L, & Singer, S.J. Moving Violations: Trainee Status Mobility Up an Illegitimate Hierarchy for the Situated Learning of New Techniques When Traditional Expertise Erodes. (Forthcoming at Organization Science)

Working Papers and Works in Progress

Myers, J.E. Voice by Design: Direct Versus Indirect Vendor Channels and the Scaling of Worker Voice Around Smart Manufacturing Technologies (Under review at Organization Science)

Myers, J.E. Whose Interest Is It? Worker Value Selling for the Representation of Low-powered Stakeholders During Technology Development (Revising manuscript)

 

Myers, J.E. Cultivating Communities: When and Why Employers Engage in Workforce Development Programs (Revising manuscript)

 

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Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD in Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management (anticipated 2021)

Master of Science in Management Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Business Process Management, College of Business

Minor in Chemistry

 

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Teaching

2020

2018

Managing Sustainable Businesses for People and Profits

Teaching assistant for Professor Thomas A. Kochan and Barbara Dyer

MIT Sloan MBA Program

2016

Leading Organizations

Teaching assistant for Professor John Van Maanen

MIT Sloan Fellows Program

2012-2014

Chemistry, Physics

High school teacher​

Teach for America - Memphis

 

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Awards

2020

LERA Competitive Paper

2016, 2017

Rafel Lucea Doctoral Award for Sustainability and Social Impact Research

© 2020 By Jenna E. Myers

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