Krista M. Chronister is known for her research on partner violence and survivors’ vocational and economic development. She has published extensively on the impact of partner violence on women’s work and career development, partner violence in Filipino communities, and partner violence and substance use in young adult relationships. She is the creator of the ACCESS intervention (Chronister, 2013), one of the few interventions designed to promote the rehabilitation and career development of partner-violence survivors. ACCESS is used nationally and available in English and Spanish.
Since joining the UO in 2003, Krista has worked diligently to improve students’ educational access and training, placing an emphasis on underrepresented minority students’ educational experiences. She was a research scientist at the College of Education’s Prevention Science Institute, and has been an affiliate faculty member with both the Women’s and Gender Studies and Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies programs. Since 2017, she has been a professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services.
In 2020, she was named the director of training for the family and human services undergraduate program within the Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services. She was the associate dean for academic affairs and equity, interim director of the HEDCO Clinic, and assistant dean for equity and inclusion. She also served as the interim director at the Center on Diversity and Community, as well as the director of training for the UO counseling psychology’s doctoral program.
Among many accolades, Krista was the American Psychological Association’s recipient of the 2019 John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in career and personality research, and the Equity and Inclusion Award for the College of Education. Also, she was the 2014 Emerging Leader Award winner for the association’s Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership.
That same year, she earned both the association’s Mentoring Leadership Award and the Outstanding Major Contribution Award for 2013 for The Counseling Psychologist for her work on vocational psychology and corrections. In 2012, she earned the then-UO Graduate School’s Director of Graduate Studies Excellence Award.