Crissa Draper, Ph.D.
Dr. Crissa Levin is an Assistant Professor at Utah State University, and the co-director of the Psychology Department Undergraduate Program. Crissa has taught exclusively online undergraduate courses, including research methods and pseudoscience, since beginning her faculty appointment in 2017. She also co-runs an active distance undergraduate research lab, which focuses on research related either to diversity inclusion and equity, studies focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, or the intersection of these topics. Crissa is particularly interested in the equity of education for the differential set of students who become distance students, and is devoted to creating an equitable education to even the playing field through education.
My name is Jenn Grewe and I like to think of myself as a person with eclectic interests in psychology. It has been fun over the years to have a student come to me with a general idea and to see that idea evolve. Sometimes the idea is nothing more than a difficult to articulate, hard to identify statement. Sometimes the idea is more refined and has been running through that undergraduate student’s brain for years. The variety of topics add an element of interest to every project that I’ve worked on with undergraduate students.
I also enjoy a good challenge! Research is challenging, and frustrating, demanding, challenging, exciting and rewarding.
My main role at the university is supporting our undergraduate psychology program. That is a role I take very seriously and work hard to make sure our students have the best experience possible at the university. And part of the reason Crissa and I decided to take on this undergraduate-only lab experience. To provide more undergraduate students the opportunity to explore and fulfill their passion for research. On that note, I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working together!
I am based on the Logan campus and am available to meet in person, email, or over the phone.