Title: Retired Educator, Historian
Location: 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 Zimmerman 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 2000, after teaching with the title from 1986 to 1999. Dr. Price Zimmerman still offers his expertise for the Oregon committee of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he 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 numerous books and articles on the subject.
Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania to R.Z. and Susan Zimmerman, Dr. Price Zimmerman 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 Zimmerman 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 still holds a seat with the board of advisers of the Opera Carolina Endowment. In 2015, Opera Carolina presented The Helen & Stewart F. Blake Philanthropy Award to Dr. Price Zimmerman and his wife Margaret.
Dr. Price Zimmerman is also the author of “April in Alaska”, and has given his time to the board of directors of the American Alpine Club. He is the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 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 Zimmerman 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 History Association, just two of numerous accolades. He is also the husband of Margaret Upham Ferris.
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