Hello, I’m Kristen.

I’m a researcher, professor, and photographer.

Here’s me in a paragraph…

I’m an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Communication and Journalism at the University of Wyoming, where science and political communication are my academic passions. As for my family life, I still find it hard to believe that I have four little humans that I call my children. My husband and I explore the Mountain West as much as we can. He’s pretty fancy, too, with a Ph.D. in chemical/environmental engineering. We have a messy house.

The Snowy Range Mountains are spectacular.


As a quantitative social scientist who uses communication and social psychological theories, I study the impact of narratives on people’s attitudes and behaviors relative to science and politics. My most recent work seeks to build community resilience in the face of climate-water disruptions using coproduction of knowledge.

Columbines thrive in the mountains.


I believe the student-teacher relationship should be built upon respect, understanding, trust, transparency, and high expectations. A strong feeling of community and coproduction of knowledge will strongly encourage students to remember academic experiences, even when they have completed their degree.

Wildflowers grow near alpine lakes.


I am a professional photographer with experience photographing athletes, families, and children. While I’m not actively recruiting clients right now, I am proud of the work I’ve done at capturing my subjects’ personalities and spark. You can see more client galleries on my portfolio page.

Family is everything.

We are the Larsonville family. We celebrate my husband’s last name (Larson) and my last name (Landreville).

We spend a lot of time snuggling and snacking, pulling hair and pushing strollers, and learning and leaning on one another.

Dishes and laundry, like grading, never end.

And we wouldn’t have it any other way.