Michelle Young
Executive Director, University Council for Educational Administration

P-12, Higher Ed

  • Accountability
  • Accreditation
  • Advanced degrees
  • Curriculum
  • District management
  • District reform
  • Leadership
  • Principals
  • Research universities
  • State policy

Michelle Young is the executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and a professor of educational leadership at the University of Virginia. Young’s scholarship focuses on how university programs, educational policies and school leaders can support equitable and quality experiences for all students and adults who learn and work in schools. Through her work with UCEA, an international consortium of research universities with programs in educational leadership, Young has supported research and knowledge development in the areas of leadership preparation, evaluation and practice and has brought that research to bear on the work of university programs and educational policy makers. In 2009, Young co-edited the first Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders. The second edition of the handbook will be published in fall 2016. Her work has also been published in the Review of Educational Research, the Educational Researcher, the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of School Leadership, the Journal of Educational Administration and Leadership and Policy in Schools, among other publications.