Donna Christy

Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
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 PGCEA/MSEA/NEA member, 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. She has been a public policy influencer in these roles, particularly in the K12 education policy arena.


PhD, Walden University

Post-master's Certificate, Texas Woman's Universtiy

MS, College of St. Rose

BA, Russell Sage College

Public Service

Prince George's County Educators' Association, President - Forestville

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