Christine Vriesema is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Her primary research interests focus on students and teachers in elementary and secondary school settings. She investigates how to increase teachers’ job satisfaction, which not only supports teachers’ own well-being and retention but can support their students’ motivation and achievement as well. In her second area of research she explores teachers’ and students’ experiences with making mistakes, specifically examining how school settings can shape the way teachers and students respond to academic setbacks. Dr. Vriesema received her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Arizona.