Sonja Feist-Price, Ph.D., CRC
Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling
136C Taylor Education Building
Dr. Feist-Price received her doctorate in rehabilitation counseling and administration from Southern Illinois University in 1992 with a specialization in gerontology. In 2006, Dr. Feist-Price completed a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky.
Dr. Feist-Price has worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor serving an injured worker population and individuals with mental illness. Dr. Feist-Price is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky, and a Licensed Psychologist in Kentucky. Dr. Feist-Price research interests include caregivers of persons with disabilities, HIV prevention, and vocational rehabilitation among veterans with disabilities and ex-offenders with disabilities. Dr. Feist-Price has authored numerous scholarly publications and made invited and refereed presentations at international, national, and regional conference venues. She has been the recipient of awards acknowledging significant contributions to academic research and teaching, including the Rehabilitation Researcher of the Year, Exceptional Researcher of the Year, Teacher Who Made a Difference, and Adult Black Achiever.
Presently, Dr. Feist-Price is the Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs. Prior to this position, she served as the University’s Academic Ombud for three years.