Mississippi College

Kristena Payne Gaylor

Welcome to my Faculty Homepage! This is my fourth year teaching here at Mississippi College in the School of Business. I teach Economics and Management courses. I have been teaching Business courses for over fourteen years.  I enjoy working with students and helping them to understand how management and economic principles relate to their business careers as well as their personal lives. You are welcome to stop by and visit me in my office in Self Hall 200B or send me an email at

About Me

I have taught in higher education for the past fourteen years at Belhaven University, Alcorn State University and Jackson State University. You may find my research published in the Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, SAM Advanced Management Journal, and the Academy of Educational Leadership Journal. My research interests include topics in the field of organizational behavior, work-life balance, work-life expectancy, and adult learners. When I am not teaching and mentoring students, I enjoy spending time with my family including my mother, husband, Tony, and our two sons Samuel and Kristopher.

Ph.D., Jackson State University, College of Business, Jackson, Mississippi. Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, Major: Management, Minor: Economics, May 2004.   
         Dissertation Title: "Organizational Commitment in Higher Education: A Multi-     
         dimensional Perspctive". In the study, I examined the antecedents and consequences
         of organizational commitment among faculty at institutions of higher learning. The 
         findings revealed various factors that lead to job satisfaction, including those  
         unrelated to compensation. 

MBA, Millsaps College, Else School of Management, Jackson, Mississippi. Master of Business Administration, Management, May 1999.  

BBA, Mississippi State University, College of Business & Industry, Starkville, Mississippi. Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, Cum Laude. May 1995.  



Class Schedule

Fall 2015

  • ECO 231 A - Principles of Economics I
    MWF, 9-9:50, Self Hall -301
  • ECO 231 B - Principles of Economics I
    MWF, 11-11:50, Self Hall - 301
  • ECO 232 CA - Principles of Economics II
    Monday and Thursday , 5:30-7:40, TBA