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Elizabeth Young, EdD

Elizabeth Young received her doctorate from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with a major in Learning, Cognition and Development with an Infant Specialist Certificate. She was a school administrator for most of her 28 year tenure in New Jersey public schools. When the initial core curriculum standards were charted, Dr. Liz served on the Department of Education Assessment Committee and worked on developing the cut scores for the New Jersey state exams. At the time, Rutgers had received a $1 million grant to increase student writing scores, and Dr. Liz’s involvement as the SME on the grant facilitated her dissertation process. Upon completion of her dissertation, she was sought after to conduct teacher training, principal and superintendent training on increasing writing. In 2003, the University of South Florida recruited Dr. Liz to be the SME on a $3million grant aimed at writing seven college credit bearing courses in Maternal/Child Health Care which was aimed at teaching non skilled support workers who work with Florida’s migrant families. Over nine colleges and agencies teach the Maternal/ Child curriculum and more than 350 support workers have been trained. Dr. Liz is actively involved in training groups on how to recognize Human Trafficking victims crossing the Mexican borders. She has also served the court system in Pasco County as a Guardian Ad Litem. She has done speaking engagements on drugging young children for compliance and has spoken to Florida’s congressional members to support bills that would curtail massive drugging of foster care children. She continues to teach the migrant support workers at Hillsborough College in Tampa and is beginning her 14th year working for the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies and is Lead Faculty for ACCESS Doc 700

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies