My Story

I took an introductory psychology course to fulfill a general education requirement in college, never thinking it would become my career. But I soon fell in love with the subject matter and the magic of science and statistics to help answer burning questions about human behavior. After college, I moved to Alaska as an AmeriCorps volunteer and spent the next three years working with at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This solidified my desire to return to graduate school for community psychology, which focuses on the prevention of social issues. Today I’m still interested in youth and sexual health and hope that my intro classes inspire a new generation of burgeoning psychologists!

Cristina Reitz-Krueger
The Warren Wilson College Forest


  • B.A. in Psychology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • M.A in Psychology, University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. in Community Psychology, University of Virginia

Research Interests

  • Sexual health among adolescents and emerging adults
  • Sexual assault
  • Intimate partner violence

Courses Taught

  • PSY 2010: Infant and Child Development
  • PSY 2040: Adolescent Development
  • PSY 1000: Intro to Psychology

Crews and Other Activities

  • American Psychological Association;
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
  • Volunteer at Verner Center for Early Learning

Contact Dr. Reitz-Krueger

(828) 771-2093
Boon 218
WWC CPO 6282

PO Box 9000

Asheville, NC 28815-9000
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