The TRUSST Lab supports student-led research seeking to advance the cross-boundary social science of trust.

  • Our PhD students identify a research question that will advance trust research using substantive or methodological knowledge that crosses disciplinary or contextual boundaries and work collaboratively to answer it. Students in the lab are expected to lead at least one such project.

  • Our masters and undergraduate students gain experience working with Joe and our PhD students to conduct theoretically and empirically rigorous research.

Interested students should contact the lab at trusstlab@gmail.com.

Current Students

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Travis Carter

School of Criminal Justice

Current Project

Title: Policing and Harm

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Katie Darcy

School of Criminal Justice

Current Project

Title: Trust, Power, and Vulnerability

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Brooklyn Green

Department of Psychology

Current Project

Title: Trust in LGBTQ & Minority Leaders

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Betsy Meier

Department of Social Work

Current Project

Title: Trust Before, During, and After Deployment

Funder: MSU Department of Social Work

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Amanda Osuna

School of Criminal Justice

Current Project

Title: Trust and Institutional Betrayal in the University Context

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John Ropp

School of Criminal Justice

Current Project

Title:  Trust and Online Dispute Resolution

Funder: MSU College of Social Science 

Products: Report

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Jenna VanFossen

Department of Psychology

Current Project

Title: CyanoHAB Outreach in Michigan

Funder: US EPA

Products: Report

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Zach Woessner

Department of Psychology

Current Project

Title: Trust in LGBTQ & Minority Leaders