College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Policy and Administration
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.
PhD, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States
Prince George's County Educators' Association, President - Forestville, MD United States
Awards / Honors
Maryland School Psychologist of the Year, Maryland School Psychologists' Association, 2017
Christy, D. (2019). Psychological Impacts of Active Shooter Incidents & Exercises. DC Homeland Security.