Christy Price, Ed.D.
Professor of Health & Wellness
650 College Dr. Dalton, GA 30720
Post-Doctoral Work in Educational Psychology, Georgia State University
Doctorate in Community Health, University of Tennessee
Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, University of Nebraska-Kearney
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Northern Illinois University
Dr. Price began her work at Dalton State in 1991 as a Counselor in the Counseling Center. She taught for 25 years in the Psychology Department and for several years in the School of Education as well. Currently a Professor in the School of Health Professions, she has served in various administrative roles such as the founding Director of the Center for Academic Excellence and Coordinator of the Student Success Program. She has also led several campus-wide initiatives on the First Year Experience, Student Success, Retention & Completion, and Learning-Centered Course Redesign.
Dr. Price is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques that engage modern learners and was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as the Outstanding U.S. Professor for 2012 in the Baccalaureate Colleges category. She also won the 2010 Carnegie Foundation Outstanding Professor Award for the state of Georgia and was honored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate for 2009. Dr. Price won the University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Award in the Two & Four-Year College sector for 2008/2009 and the Excellence in Teaching Award at Dalton State in 2007. She regularly presents as a keynote speaker at conferences and has led faculty development workshops and retreats at over 200 institutions across the United States and abroad. As a recipient of an institutional foundation grant award, Dr. Price has studied teaching techniques that influence student motivation. Her most recent research focuses on engaging and motivating modern learners, diversity issues, relational success, and life satisfaction.