LMU appoints Michelle Young, National Education Leadership Fellow, as Next Dean of Education
Young is in her 18th year as Executive Director of the University Council for the Administration of Education (UCEA), an international consortium of over 100 research institutions offering Masters and PhD programs in leadership. and educational administration. In this role, she has been instrumental in increasing the focus of research on leadership preparation and bringing research to bear on the work of faculty members, educational leadership and policy makers. During his tenure at UCEA, the budget for mission-oriented activities quadrupled and the investment portfolio increased sevenfold.
Young is currently Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Virginia. She has co-edited or co-authored six books and published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Her scholarship focuses on how university programs, education policies and school leaders can support equitable and quality experiences for all students and adults who learn and work in schools.
She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the William J. Davis Award for Most Outstanding Paper, an Emerald Literati Award for Excellence, and the A. Ross Thomas Highly Commended Paper Award. His work has also been published in the Review of educational research, the Education researcher, the American Journal of Educational Research, the School Leadership Journal, the International review of Qualitative studies in education, the Journal of Education Administration and Leadership and politics in schools, among other publications.
She has edited two editions of the Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders and recently received the prestigious award Edwin M. Bridges Award for his contributions to research on the preparation of educational leaders.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join LMU’s School of Education as the next dean,” said Young. “The school is already a leader in preparing new equity-minded education professionals for their careers, and I look forward to helping LMU students and community partners advance even further.
Young was selected to lead the college after a nationwide search to replace Shane Martin, who became provost at Seattle University. LMU retained the firm of Isaacson Miller for the research.
Young received his doctorate. and M.Ed. of University of Texas-Austin, where she was then an associate professor, and her bachelor’s degree from South West University. She also held academic positions at the University of Iowa and the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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