Professor Christi S. Lones has been teaching in the History Department since 2008.
She primarily teaches history classes, but each year she teaches a cultural perspective
and an American Government course.
In 2013, Professor Lones received the Faculty Excellence Award from her peers in the
Faculty Forum. In 2014 and 2017, she was selected as Faculty Member of the Year by
the York University student body. In May 2017, she won the Dale R. Larsen Teacher
of Achievement Award. Professor Lones co-authored, The Campus Series: York College,
published in 2014 by Arcadia Publishing.
In 2016, Professor Lones presented her paper, “King, X, and the Looming ‘What If?’”
at the Institute of Faith and the Academy Conference at Faulkner University in Montgomery,
In March 2019, Professor Lones was named one of the inaugural Five under Forty-Five
Impact Award winners, presented by the York County Development Corporation and the
York News Times to recognize excellence in individuals in York County. That same month,
she was appointed to the York City Council, where she served on the Insurance, Finance,
Anna Palmer Museum, and Parks and Recreation Committees until 2022. She also serves
on the Nebraska State Historic Preservation Board in an effort to save historically
significant properties throughout the state.
Professor Lones and her husband, Dr. Billy M. Lones, have been married since 1997
and have two children and her favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we walk
by faith, not by sight.”
Civil Rights Movement
Dale R. Lawson Teacher of the Year, York University - 2017
Faculty Member of the Year, York University - 2017
Impact Award, York County Development Corporation - 2019
Nebraska State Historic Preservation Board, Present
York City Council Member, 2019-2022