T.C. Price Zimmermann, PhD

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Title: Retired Educator, Historian

Huntersville, North Carolina, United States

T.C. Price Zimmermann, PhD, Retired Educator, Historian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.

Dr. Price Zimmermann always wanted to be a professor, and was inspired by his history professors to switch from chemistry into his lifelong field. He has been the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of History at Davidson College from 1999 to the present, after teaching with the title from 1986 to 1999. Dr. Price Zimmermann is extremely proud of climbing Mt. Hayes in Alaska for the first time. He is a noted scholar of the sixteenth century Italian physician, historian, biographer, and prelate Paolo Giovio, and has authored articles on the related subjects.

Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to R.Z. and Susan Zimmermann, Dr. Price Zimmermann attended Williams College to earn a BA, followed by a second BA from Oxford University in 1958. He earned an AM from Harvard University, returned to Oxford for a MA in 1964, and completed a PhD from Harvard in 1964. He initially started teaching with Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and as a young associate professor was a member of the Region 14 Selection Committee for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Dr. Price Zimmermann joined Davidson as vice president of academic affairs in 1977. He has supported academia in numerous fields, from the board of advisors at the Lowell Observatory to the Charlotte Opera Association’s board of directors. He has also been a member of the board of advisers of the Opera Carolina Endowment. In 2015, Opera Carolina presented The Helen & Stewart F. Blake Philanthropy Award to Dr. Price Zimmermann and his wife Margaret.

A mountaineer by avocation Dr. Price Zimmermann is proud of climbing Mt. Skarland in Alaska for the first time. He is also the author of an account of the first ascent “April in Alaska”, and has given his time to the board of directors of the American Alpine Club, of which he is a past president. He is the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, having been featured in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. Dr. Price Zimmermann won the 1997 Presidential Book Award from the American Association for Italian Studies and a 1996 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Book Prize from the American Historical Association, just two of numerous accolades. He is also the husband of Margaret Upham Ferris.

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