Krisstal Dawn Clayton University of North Texas
Krisstal D. Clayton is a clinical professor, director of undergraduate programs, and associate chair of academics for the Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas. She received her Ph.D. from New Mexico State University in 2009 under the advisement of Dr. David Trafimow. Her faculty career began at Western Kentucky University, where she received the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. She is passionate about engaging and inclusive pedagogy, and regularly provides invited talks and workshops on teaching. As a professor, Dr. Clayton is a student favorite known for her gamification techniques, storytelling, and application of fascinating real-world examples to psychology, many of which you will see in this book. Her research regularly includes student involvement and authorship, as she has supervised several student research projects, including those of National Science Foundation REU scholars. Her current research addresses shifts in perspectives as a result of higher education. She is a consulting editor for the Journal of General Psychology. Dr. Clayton isn’t all work and no play. She is an avid yogi and cook who nerds out on documentaries; binges National Public Radio podcasts; collects vinyl records; roughhouses with her dogs Arya and Phoebe; and loses her voice at concerts (all hail Stevie Nicks!). When her students need a little pick-me-up, she makes them playlists. Music is her answer to just about everything.