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Kristena Payne Gaylor

Associate Professor, Business/Title IX Coordinator and Director of Compliance Training and Development - School of Business

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Dr. Kristena Payne Gaylor is an Associate Professor of Management and Economics in the School of Business. Dr. Gaylor joined MC’s faculty in 2012 and currently teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Managing Human Resources in the School of Business. Her areas of expertise are Work-life Balance, Organizational Commitment and Organizational Behavior.

In 2017, Dr. Gaylor was recognized as Mississippi Business Journal 50 Leading Business Women. Dr. Gaylor is very involved in the community. She is an active member of the Junior League of Jackson. Dr. Gaylor is an active member of Anderson United Methodist Church, where she and her family have been members for over 15 years.


  • B.A. , Mississippi State University
  • M.B.A. , Millsaps College
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, Jackson State University