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Dalton State University Professor Christy Price (r) with student

Dalton State’s Dr. Christy Price Named ‘Professor of the Year’ by Carnegie Foundation

For her transformative work engaging millennial learners in the classroom Dalton State Psychology Professor Dr. Christy Price has been named a U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Dr. Price received the award for baccalaureate colleges in a ceremony November 15 at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

“Christy is an outstanding and well-respected faculty member who has brought honor and distinction to our College and community. We are very excited she has won this prestigious award,” said Dr. John O. Schwenn, President of Dalton State. “You can tell when faculty put their all into teaching. We are very proud of what she has accomplished. She has not only made a positive impact on the lives of students but has also made other faculty members think about the way they teach and how students learn.”

The U.S. Professor Award is just the latest in a string of honors Dr. Price has received for her innovative teaching techniques and her research on millennial learners, the generation of students born in the 1980s and 90s.

In 2010, she was selected as the CASE Carnegie Professor of the Year for Georgia and in 2009 she received a National First Year Student Advocate Award from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience. Dr. Price won the University System of Georgia Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and was the 2007 recipient of the Dalton State Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has also been recognized by the Masters of Psychology as one of its ‘Top 20 Most Influential Psychology Professors.’

Dr. Price advocates a teaching style in which students are actively involved in learning and she utilizes a variety of methods to engage students, including the use of brief video clips, application exercises, case studies, group activities, demonstrations, role plays, computer simulations, online review games, social media, and classroom responders.

She focuses, she says, on the “five Rs” for engaging millennial learners who respond best when course content is relevant to them and their future and is delivered in a relaxed learning environment by instructors employing a variety of research-based teaching methods. Instructors, she says, should show interest and build positive rapport with their students as well as provide a rationale for assignments and course policies so students understand their purpose and see their benefit.

“Dr. Price has become recognized as an authority on innovative teaching techniques and engaging millennial learners,” said Dr. Sandra Stone, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dalton State. “She teaches not only to assist students in achieving learning outcomes, but to inspire and transform them so that they might ultimately apply course content to improve society and the human condition.

For more information, please visit: http://www.daltonstate.edu/news/articles/2012.11.15_Dr-Christy-Price-Named-Professor-of-the-Year-by-Carnegie-Foundation.html.

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