Karine Clay, PhD

Higher Potential for Learning LLC
5773 Lazy Days Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89141, USA


She has earned a PhD in Education with a specialization in Education and Health Psychology. Currently, she is the CEO of Higher Potential for Learning LLC (HPL) a recognized consulting and training organization that provides professionals, with the skills needed to promote a healthy, positive learning and working culture for all within diverse environments. In this position she has the pleasure of honing my skills as a psychologist, organizational consultant, author and motivational speaker by demonstrating my ability to create and execute strategies and initiatives; to improve psychosocial wellbeing, organizational culture, program outcomes and performance of her clients. She worked for industry leaders such as Higher Potential for Learning LLC, Walden University, Clark County School District, and Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education. During my time with these companies, she learned how to ensure that projects and programs are delivered to predefined timescales, targets, and budgets. With proven successes in diversity equity and inclusion, job performance analysis, program development, workplace metrics data collection and analysis, and coaching, she is confident that she has the foundation and background necessary to contribute widely to your organization.

Education and Credentials

• (2022) MSc in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
• (2016) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Health Psychology, Northcentral University, San Diego, California, USA
• (2015) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Certification, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
• (2007) PhD, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN, USA
• (2004) Master of Arts (Education) (MAEDU), Multicultural Education and Teaching, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
• (1999) MS in Health Service Administration/Management, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, USA
• (1996) Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)/International Relations, Albany University, Albany, NY, USA
• (1994-1996) Study Abroad Program in Korean Culture, Yonsei University, Spring Relations, Albany University, Albany, NY, USA
• (1993) BA in African and Japanese Studies, Albany University, Albany, NY, USA

Research Interest

Her research interests include: Workplace mental health, Diversity, Equity and inclusion, Psychosocial wellbeing in children, Cultural change and cultural trauma.

Scientific Activities


• American Psychological Association 2007 – Present
• Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2021 – Present
• (2007), Social Change Award, Walden University
• (2007), Distinguished Kappan Award, 2007


1. Feyh M, Levine EG, Clay K. Close relatives find meaning to cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment of family members. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012; 29(8): 647-54. doi: 10.1177/1049909112436711
2. Clay K. Stakeholders’ perspective on the efficacy of large-scale education reform initiatives in developing countries. uwispace.sta.uwi. https://uwispace.sta.uwi.edu/dspace/handle/2139/50334. 2007.
3. Clay K. Color Me Different: A Child’s Tribute to Michael Jackson. Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Xlibris, Corp.; 2009.