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Jeffrey M. Young

Program Director, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Master Lecturer

Dr. Jeffrey M. Young is a master lecturer and director of the Educational Leadership & Policy Studies program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. His research interests include school district leadership and the superintendency, equity and excellence in education, politics and policy in education, community engagement, executive coaching for leaders in education, and organizational development.

Since 2016, Dr. Young served as professor of practice in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He also served as Program Director for TC’s Education Leadership Program and Director of the Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP), an EdD program for aspiring district-level leaders. He is a core faculty member of the Cahn Fellows Program, a national institute for distinguished urban public school principals. Previously, Dr. Young served as superintendent of schools in Cambridge, MA., from 2009 through 2016, following terms as superintendent in Newton, Lexington, and Lynnfield, MA. He began his career in education as an English teacher, department chair, and curriculum coordinator in the Brookline Public Schools.

Dr. Young has delivered talks at various institutions of higher learning as well as at the International Education Conference in Beijing, China and Shenzhen University in China. Among his distinctions, he has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents with the President’s Award; Brandeis University with the Levitan Award for Leadership; and the Cambridge NAACP with the Martin Luther King, Jr., Award for his work “to provide an effective, innovative education to all of Cambridge’s children regardless of race or class.

EdD, Administration, Planning & Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

MA, Education, Tufts University

BA, English & American Literature, Brandeis University

AP 762 - Advanced Budgeting, Finance and Labor Relations

AP 996 - Dissertation Development

AP 758 - School Governance, Finance and Operations

AP 761 - Organizational Analysis in Education

AP 765 - Education Politics: Local, State and National

Cahn Fellows Program, "Leadership in Schools and Communities," Developing a Theory of Action," "Educational Leadership in a Sociopolitical Setting or How I Learned to Sleep at Night”

Cahn Fellows Program, "Organizational Leadership in Education"

Cahn Fellows Program, "Building a Data-Informed Theory of Action"

The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, Leadership for Faculty from Shenzhen University, "Organizational Leadership in Education" and "Leadership in Schools and Communities"

Rosedale Academy Global Education Summit, "Collaboration Across K-12 and Higher Education Communities"