Michelle D. Young
Associate Professor — Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin
Executive Director, Associate Professor
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Michelle D. Young is the Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and an associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas. Currently, her scholarship focuses on educational leadership and policy, with a particular emphasis on the politics, policy and practice of leadership preparation. Young is the recipient of the William J. Davis award for the most outstanding article published in a volume of the Educational Administration Quarterly. Her work has been widely published and is internationally recognized for its quality and impact. The organization she leads, UCEA, is an international consortium of research institutions with doctoral programs in educational leadership and administration. As Executive Director of UCEA, Young works with universities, practitioners, professional organizations and state and national leaders to improve the preparation and practice of school and school system leaders and to create a dynamic base of knowledge on excellence in educational leadership.
PhD in Educational Policy and Planning, The University of Texas-Austin
Young, M. D., Crow, G., Orr, T., Ogawa, R., Creighton, T. (2005). An educative look to educating school leaders. UCEA Review, 47 (2), 1-5.
Young, M.D., Petersen, G.J., & Short, P.M. (2002). The complexity of substantive reform: A call for interdependence among key stakeholders. Educational Administration Quarterly, 38 (2), 137-175.
Young, M. D., & Mcleod, S. (2001). Flukes, opportunities and planned interventions: Factors affecting women’s decisions to enter educational administration. Educational Administration Quarterly, 37 (4) 430-462.
Young, M. D. (2000). Considering (irreconcilable?) contradictions in cross-group feminist research. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 13 (6), 558-588.
Young, M. D. (1999). Multifocal educational policy research: Toward a method for enhancing traditional educational policy studies. American Educational Research Journal, 36(4), 677-714.
- William J. Davis Award, Educational Administration Quarterly, 2001-2002
- Commitment to Diversity Award, The College of Education at the University of Iowa, 1999-2000
- Commitment to Diversity Award, The College of Education at the University of Iowa, 1998-1999
Boards, Committees and Associations
- Executive Director, the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) 2000-present
- Division A-AERA Executive Committee, Secretary, spring 2006-2008
- National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principals Preparation Task Force, 2004 to present
- Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Governance Board and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners, 2003 to present.
- Advisory Board, Wallace Educational Foundation, 2002 to present.
Current Research Projects and Grants
National Study of Educational Leadership Program and Degree Expansion
National Study of School Superintendency Curriculum
National Study of the Evaluation and Reward of Educational Leadership Faculty in Research Extensive Institutions
Critical Policy Analysis (spring 2007)
Research Interests and Expertise
Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice
Application of Theory in Educational Policy Analysis
Politics of Equity as Related to Race, Class and Gender