Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.S. Iowa State University
Ph.D. Iowa State University
Kristin's Teaching Philosophy:
I think students learn best when they can apply the course material to their own lives or the lives of people around them. With this in mind, my classes are very application-based. Going one step further, once students can better understand themselves and others, I want them to consider how they could use their knowledge to improve lives.
Kristin's Greatest Clarke Experience:
Being a recent addition to Clarke, I would say my greatest Clarke experience so far would be Convocation last fall. I love the spirit of the new class at Clarke becoming enmeshed and welcomed into the culture.
Why students should choose Clarke:
Tim Boffeli - The guy's a legend!
Besides that, students should come to Clarke because they're getting the kind of eduactional experience that goes beyond knowledge base--you will be a better person by the time you leave here.
Kristin's Extracurricular Activities and Interests:
It's a cliche, but I love spending time with my family. I've been married to my husband Mike since 2003 and our daughter Alaina joined us in 2009. I'm also a flute player.
What Kristin enjoys about Clarke's campus:
I love that the campus has tight-knit community feel. Everyone is on a first-name basis and says 'hi' to each other in the halls. Also, although some might argue that it's not important, I love that I can get from one end of campus to the other without having to go outside. With Iowa winters, this does not go unappreciated.
Quote: Find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life. - Confucius... and my mother :)
My favorite movie is Back to the Future, which I'll grant you is a little odd.