Dr. Christina R. Wilson is an instructor, writer, essential skills trainer and an I Heart Resolution Business Owner.
Chris is a conflict resolution specialist who studies and teaches conflict resolution, communication, and emotional intelligence skills.
She’s passionate about people and helps them discover their unique strengths and build robust skills resulting in healthy and fulfilling relationships.
Chris has taught social-emotions skills and restorative justice concepts to inmates for several years and continues to enjoy diverse career interests, including adjunct sociology professor, conflict coach, and corporate trainer.
- 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.
Conflict Resolution Training: 18 Best Courses and Master’s Degrees
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Workplace Bullying: 24 Examples & Ideas to Support Adults
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