Chris is a social justice advocate who enjoys diverse career interests. With over twenty years of experience in the criminal justice system, including several years teaching inmates social-emotional skills, she now enjoys organizational training, teaching college students, and writing.
Chris has a Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution and teaches essential skills in organizational, community, and individual settings. She is passionate about topics related to positive psychology and sharing how the mind can be used to calm and motivate rather than ruminate and perseverate.
- I Heart Resolution – Organizational Trainer and Consultant – Aug. 2012 to present
- Weber State University – Adjunct Professor, Sociology and Anthropology Department – Mar. 2020 to present
- Fortis College – Instructor, Core Curriculum – Jan. 2017 to present
- Utah Jail System – ROPES Course for Inmates, Program Facilitator – Sept. 2013 to Aug. 2018
- Positions held for Utah State Juvenile Court:
- Administrator, Mediator, Education Liaison – May 2006 to Aug. 2011
- Juvenile Probation Officer – Sept. 1999 to May 2006
- Court Clerk – Oct. 1994 to Sept. 1999
First- and Second-Author Publications
- Wilson, C. R. (2016). Unshackled: A phenomenological study of the effects of holistic conflict resolution training on inmate self-efficacy.
- Wilson, C. R., & Bastidas, E. P. (2017). Positive Criminology: A catalyst for change? Corrections Today, 34-40.
Education & Degrees
- 2016 – Ph.D. Conflict Analysis and Resolution – Nova Southeastern University, Florida
- 2008 – Post Graduate Certificate, Conflict Resolution – University of Utah, Utah
- 2003 – Master of Science, Criminal Justice – Weber State University, Utah
- 1999 – Bachelor of Science, Sociology – Weber State University, Utah
A Personal Message From Chris
We are capable of amazing things. If we slow down, be mindful, and appreciate what we have, we can find a great place of peace and strength.
Why should you trust what Chris writes?
Chris is passionate about wellbeing and incorporates it in her writing and courses. She experiments with exercises and suggestions herself before providing them to readers, as she wants to ensure that they work.