Christine Vriesema is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Her primary research focuses on students and teachers in elementary and secondary school settings. She investigates how to increase teachers’ job satisfaction, not only to support the teachers' wellbeing and retention, but to support their students’ motivation and achievement. A second area of research explores teachers’ and students’ experiences with making mistakes, and specifically examines how schools can shape the way teachers and students respond to academic setbacks. Vriesema received her PhD in educational psychology from the University of Arizona.