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I serve as the Associate Dean of Academic & Faculty Affairs for the Graduate School of Education and am an Associate Teaching Professor in the Graduate Programs in Education. I lead the academic and administrative functions of the Graduate School of Education, including NExT, the EdD, Masters degrees in education, and teacher preparation.  In my pedagogical practice and curriculum development, I explore critical literacy, fostering teacher candidates as change agents, constructivism, and experiential learning and teaching. I envision NExT as the next step in education – combining academics & deeply embedded experiential learning opportunities for educators, regardless of context & systemic barriers, allowing equity gaps to be directly addressed by school & teacher leaders who join NExT as scholar-practitioners & change agents.
Previously, I served as the director of field placement and as the director for the Masters degrees in education. I also worked with the Boston Public Schools Office of College and Career Connections, the College Bound Program at Boston College, and served as a literacy consultant to small and technical high schools. Prior to working in higher education, I taught secondary English.

Education

Boston College, Lynch School of Education                                                             May, 2011
Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction; Specialization in Critical Pedagogy, Diversity, and Social Justice
Dissertation: Standing, being and positioning: A qualitative study of the academic, social and cultural experiences of graduates of a college preparation program during their first year of college
Chair: Audrey Friedman, Ph.D.

Boston College, Lynch School of Education                                                             May, 2004
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction; secondary English education licensure

University of Iowa                                                                                                     December, 1998
Bachelor of Arts in English and secondary education

Publications

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Young, L. (2008). The Teacher Candidate Handbook. A resource workbook developed for student teachers in the Masters of Arts in teaching program.

Young, L. (2009). MAT Student Resource Center. A compendium of academic information, job search strategies, and process information housed in BlackBoard for student reference.

Young, L. (2009). At-risk protocol: How to address concerns with student teachers. Developed and distributed to seminar instructors, student teachers, University Supervisors, and Cooperating Practitioners.

Young, L. (2011). Academic Excellence Scholarship. Description, criteria, submission and evaluation processes.

Young, L. R. L. (2011). Standing, being and positioning: A qualitative study of the academic, social and cultural experiences of graduates of a college preparation program during their first year of college. (Order No. 3449278, Boston College). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 324. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.neu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/861913902?accountid=12826. (861913902).

Young, L. (2011). Writing workshop for EDU 7270. A writing workshop embedded in an online course that addressed academic writing and allowed students to engage in a workshop process.

 
PRESENTATIONS

Burns, S. M., Maniss, S., Young, L. R. L., & Gaubatz, M. (2004). HIV/AIDS and Attributions of Control among Latinos: Toward Cultural Sensitivity in Mental and Medical Health Treatment.  Paper presented at the Institute for Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Burns, S. M., & Young, L. R. L. (2005). Predictors of Employment and Disability among Diverse Populations Living with HIV/AIDS: Enhancing the Efficacy of Occupational Rehabilitation Interventions. Paper presented at the Institute for Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Conn, K., Thompson, C., and L. Young (2018). NExT: A transformational model of education.Poster presented at 2018 AEE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Harrington, S., Stratman, A. & Young, L. R. L. (2011, April). Integrating collaborative tools into teacher education. Presented at the Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Sturbridge, MA.

Mangawang, M., Matthews-DeNatale, G., and L. Young. (2014). A window and a doorway: ePortfolios in support of program redesign. 2014 AAEEBL Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Young, L. (2011, July). Writing for graduate studies: A nuts and bolts approach to academic discourse and writing expectations. Presented at the 2011 College of Professional Studies Ed.D. Summer Residency, Boston, MA.

Young, L. (2013). Positioning theory and Special Agents in a certificate program. Presented at the 2013 ACHE Annual Conference, Lexington, KY.

Young, L. (2014). Master of Education: The student academic experience. Webinar presented February 27.

Young, L. (2014). Ask the Expert: A College of Professional Studies video series. In production.

Young, L. (2016). ePortfolios for display and assessment. Presented at the 2016 Technology in Teaching Expo, Boston, MA.

PUBLICATIONS

Burns, S. M., Maniss, S., Young, L. R. L., & Gaubatz, M. (2005).  Attributions of control and seropositivty among Latinos: Examining the predictive utility of the locus of control construct.  AIDS Care, 17,263–296.

Burns, S. M., Young, L. R., & Maniss, S. (2006). Predictors of employment and disability among people living with HIV/AIDS. Rehabilitation Psychology,51(2), 127.

Burns, Shaun Michael, Young, L. R. L., and Maniss, S. (2007). Factors Associated with Employment among Latinos Living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of rehabilitation,73(1).

Projects

launch of NExT

transformation of Graduate School of Education into Experiential GSE

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

NExT Summit
January 31st, 2019

Seattle NExT Pop Up
March 16 – 17th, 2019

https://www.northeastern.edu/next/

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