Christi R. McGeorge, Ph.D., Professional Achievement Award 2016

Christi R. McGeorge earned her Bachelor of Science Degree  in Family Studies in 1991 from the Norton School at the UA; her Masters in Human Development and Family Studies in1998 at Colorado State University; and Ph.D in Family Social Science in 2005 from the University of Minnesota.  

Dr. McGeorge has been a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at North Dakota State University (NDSU) since 2003.  She has mentored undergraduate, master, and doctoral students as well as new faculty members.  Christi is very passionate about research and particularly enjoys helping students develop their own excitement and passion for it.

As one of the leading researchers in social justice therapy, Dr. McGeorge publishes and presents in some of the top journals and conferences in the field.  Her work is well known and is having an impact, particularly in the training of couple and family therapists where the NDSU Family Therapy program won the very prestigious American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Training Award.

Dr. McGeorge’s service record is also very strong.  She carries out several vital roles in her department as well as representing the department and peers at the college and university levels.  In addition to her significant contributions at NDSU, Dr. McGeorge contributes significantly to her field and to the development of emerging scholars via her service to national organizations.  She has served as an elected officer for two large professional organizations, which reflects the confidence that other scholars have in her.   Dr. McGeorge has received numerous NDSU awards as well as the 2015 National Council on Family Relations Kathleen Briggs Outstanding Mentor Award.


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