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Donna Christy

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration

Dr. Christy’s formal training is in public policy and administration, as well as, school psychology where she has served in various roles over her 20+ year career. Dr. Christy started her career as a school psychologist in Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore MD. She then moved to Prince George’s County Public Schools where she was also a member of the Prince George’s County Educator’s Association (PGCEA), the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), and the National Education Association (NEA). As a member of PGCEA/MSEA/NEA she moved into leadership positions including serving as a building representative, delegate to state and national representative assemblies, local and state boards of directors, local treasurer, and local full time release president. It these roles she has been a public policy influencer, particularly in the K12 education policy arena.

Education

PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

Public Service

Prince George's County Educators' Association, President - Forestville, MD United States

Awards / Honors

Maryland School Psychologist of the Year, Maryland School Psychologists' Association, 2017

Presentations

Christy, D. (2019). Psychological Impacts of Active Shooter Incidents & Exercises. DC Homeland Security.