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Pamela Cross Young, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Education and Health Sciences; Clinical Professor, Educational Administration

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Office of the Dean


Email: Pamela Young, Ph.D.
Phone: 937-229-3323
Raymond L. Fitz Hall, 618B
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership, University of Dayton
  • M.S., Education, Mansfield State University (PA)
  • B.S., Education, Bowling Green State University (OH)

Professional activities

  • Co-chair, School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    (DE&I) Task Force
  • Member, UD Catholic Intellectual Traditions (CIT) Advisory Board
  • 2016, elected member, Global Community Uniting for Equity; President 2019- present
  • 2014 - 2018 elected Board of Director member, North American Chapter – World Council for
    Curriculum and Instruction Executive Council (now North American Community: Uniting for
    Equity[NACUE]). Co-chair for 2019 NACUE conference hosted at the University of Dayton
  • Member, Bowling Green State University (BGSU) College of Education & Human Development (EDHD) Advocate Board
  • 2010 – present & 2008 - 2006 NCATE (now CAEP) BOE (now site visitor and lead) on-
    campus and off-site visits and reports, two per academic year, to various colleges/universities not in Ohio
  • Member and Past President (1996), Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
    (OAESA) since 1982

Service activities

  • 2018-present, member and past co-president, Alpha Eta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma,
    International Society for Key Women Educators; current co-president
  • 2017- present, member Mercy McAuley High School, Cincinnati, OH, Board of Trustees;
    current chair, Academic Programs committee—also provided DE&I professional development
  • 2015- 2019, elected vice president, Springfield (OH) Promise Neighborhood; former board
  • Past Chair, Community Mercy Health Partners Board of Trustees

Research interests

  • Learning assessment
  • Closing achievement gaps
  • Theory and practice of preparing administrative candidates to work in diverse settings

Selected publications

Adams, S. M., Nenonene, R., Young, P., & Macintosh, N. (2019). Expanding world views and
supporting intercultural competence: A model for understanding, assessment and growth
for teacher educators. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, 15(1) 44-70.

Young, P.C., Dolph, D., & Russo, C.J. (2015). Learning impact of Brown v. Board of Education
on children in public school settings. International Journal of Educational Reform, Vol.
24, No. 4, 335-348.

Russo, C. J., Osborne, A. G., & Young, P. C. (2015). Guidelines for safe administration of
medications in schools. Education Law Reporter. Vol. 317, No. 1, 6-13.

Young, P. C., & Nenonene, R. L. (2014). Graduates’ perspective of Urban Teacher Academy
program preparation and benefits to aspiring educational leaders. Journal of
Interdisciplinary Education, 14(1), 1-25.

Selected Presentations

Ziskin, M., Young P. C., & Zerquera, D. (October 2021). Using data to support equity: Faculty
and practitioner perspectives and Experiences. Virtual Roundtable presentation at ASHE
2021: Naming the Unspoken in Faculty Work.

Ziskin, M. & Young, P. C. (September, 2019). Data-use in equity efforts: College faculty & administrators’ perspectives on Barriers. Paper presented at the meeting of the North
American Community: Uniting for Equity 2019 Interdisciplinary Education Conference.
Dayton, OH.

Ziskin, M. & Young, P. C. (February, 2019). Data-use and equity: How faculty and
administrators make sense of data in postsecondary institutions. Paper presented at the
annual meeting of the Sociology of Education Association. Monterey Bay, CA.

Young, P. C. & Nenonene, R. L. (September, 2017). Creating Equitable Environments through
Educator Development-Professional Learning Community Models. Breakout session
presented at the meeting of the North American Community: Uniting for Equity 2017
Interdisciplinary Education Conference. Ottawa, Canada.

Young, P. C., Nenonene, R. L. & Dolph, D.A. (April, 2017). Connecting the Dots of the Urban
Teacher Academy: A Promising Practice that Emphasizes Shared Leadership Qualities
and Recognizes Resiliency as a Solution for All Students. Presentation during Faculty and
Community Symposium: Shared Expertise for Shared Solutions. University of Dayton,