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Christy Spivey, Ph.D.
Department of Economics
College of Business
Dr. Spivey was born in Dubai, grew up in Houston, and studied at Tulane University and the London School of Economics for her undergraduate degree in Economics. She is a first generation college student. After working in the economic consulting world for a couple of years, she earned her Ph.D. in Economics at The University of Texas in Austin.
Dr. Spivey does research in Labor and Health Economics. She teaches both of those courses, as well as Data Analysis & Visualization at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Spivey came to UTA in 2009 after teaching at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville for three years.
She earned her certification in online teaching in 2016 and enjoys curating online courses and learning about new technologies to facilitate online courses. She is passionate about promoting quality online pedagogy.