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Cynthia Price Bio
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Cynthia E. Price

Instructor of Sociology

Office: Old Main, Room 424 D
Email: cprice@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-0000

Professional Profile

Ms. Price received a B.A.A.S. in Criminal Justice and Sociology in 2000 from West Texas A&M University, and an M.A. in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Psychology in 2002 from West Texas A&M University.

Teaching and Related Service

Ms. Price has worked with on-line classes at WT, first as a graduate assistant while a student.  In addition, Ms. Price also served as a research assistant while attending graduate school.

Upon graduating from WTAMU, Ms. Price worked for many semesters as a teaching assistant for a variety of on-line courses, to include Introductory Sociology, Introductory Criminal Justice, Social Problems, Contemporary Family, and Racial and Ethnic Minorities. 

Ms. Price became the instructor of record in 2015 for Introductory Sociology and Social Problems.  In August of 2016, Ms. Price was honored to accept a position as a temporary full time instructor for fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters. 

It was my privilege to co-author two journal articles in conjunction with Dr. Jenifer Kunz. The articles are:

  • Kunz, J. and Price, C. (2005). Marital Satisfaction, Communication, and Companionship Over the Family Life Cycle. Sociology: The New Millennium, 2nd Edition.
  • Kunz, J. and Price, C. (2003) Rethinking the Paradigm of Juvenile Delinquency as Related to Divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Volume 39, Numbers ½.

Research and Creative Activity 

Ms. Price’s research interests are capital punishment, wrongful convictions, and prisons.  On a personal level, Ms. Price enjoys reading about simple living, frugality, alternative housing, and survival skills.

Personal Sketch

Ms. Price was born and raised in the Amarillo and Canyon area. She gave up watching television about 12 years ago and does not own a television set.  Reading and taking road trips are favorite ways to spend leisure time. She has two adult children that are out pursuing their own paths. Ben is a data scientist in New York City and Leslie is a certificated air craft mechanic for a flight school in Oklahoma.