Tamara Young, Ph.D.

Title

Associate Professor (tenured)

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Department/Program Affiliations

Program(s): 
LPAHE
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Contact Information

Phone: 
Please email me at tamara_young@ncsu.edu
Mailing Address: 
Campus Box 7801
Office: 
300S Poe Hall

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor (tenured), Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education (formerly Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2011-present.

               Program Coordinator, Educational Research and Policy Analysis: Elementary and Secondary Education, 2011-2014.

 Assistant Professor (tenure track),  Educational Research and Policy Analysis, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education (formerly Educational Leadership and Policy Studies), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2005 -2011. 

Education

Education: 
Ph.D., Educational Administration and Policy, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
M.Ed., Educational Administration and Policy, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
M.T., Elementary Education (NK-8), The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
B.A., Economics, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Research

Educational Research Areas: 
Politics of Education
Educational Policy
Implementation of Educational Policy and Programs
Implementation Evaluation
Research Description: 

1. Politics of Education

Chair/President of Politics of Education Association (April 2014-2016)
The Politics of Education Association strives to foster and support the conduct, dissemination, discussion and application of research on the political functions and outcomes of education at all levels, with the final view of contributing to the betterment of society.

 

 

2. Educational Policy 

     Implementation of Educational Policies and Programs


3. Educational Evaluation

    Implementation/Process Evaluation

 

 Course Syllabi

Courses Taught

Professional Presentations & Publications

Professional Presentations & Publications: 

**Selected Publications**            Please contact me for a full CV.

 

 

 

Educational Policy                 

 

Politics of Education: Interest Groups and Accountability


Young, T., DiMartino, C. & Boggs, B. (2014). Interest groups revisited. In Cooper, B. S., Cibulka, J. G., & Fusarelli,  L. D. (Eds.). Handbook of Education Politics and Policy (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.
Jacobsen, R. & Young, T. (2013). The new politics of accountability: Research in retrospect and prospect.Educational Policy, 27(2), 155-169.  (See authors note on p. 169 that indicates authors contributed equally to this article.)
Jacobsen, R. & Young, T. (2013). The new politics of accountability. Podcast.  
Lewis & Young, T. (2013). The Politics of Teacher Accountability. Educational Policy, 27(2), 190-216. (See authors note on p. 216 that indicates authors contributed equally to this article.
Young, T. (2011). Teachers Unions in turbulent times: Maintaining Their Niche.Peabody Journal of Education. 86(3), 338-351. 
Opfer, V.D., Young, T. & Fusarelli, L.D. (2008). Politics of interest groups and advocacy coalitions in American education. In B. Cooper, J. Cibulka & L. Fusarelli (Eds.), Handbook of education politics and policy (pp. 195-216). New York: Routledge. 
 


Reading Policy and Social Network Analysis   


Young, T., & Wang, Y., Lewis, W.D. (2014). Explaining how political actors gain strategic positions: Correlates of centrality in state reading policy issue networks. Educational Policy. 
Young, T., Lewis, W.D., & Sanders, M.S. (2010). Structural location and reputed Influence in state reading policy issue networks. American Journal of Education, 117:25-49. doi: 10.1086/656345
Young, T., Shepley, T.V. & Song, M. (2010). Agenda setting in state educational policy: An application of Kingdon’s multiple streams model. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 18(15). 
Song, M. & Young, T. (2008). Reading: policy, politics, and processes. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.  

Reading: Policy, Politics, and Processes


Young, T. & Miskel, C.G. (2006). Coalitions in state reading policy issue networks. In W. Hoy & C. Miskel (Eds.) Research and theory in educational administration (pp. 1-25). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Young, T.V. (2002). California reading policy: Problems, processes, and participants (CIERA Report). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement.


Policy Implementation and Evaluation

Carraway J. & Young, T. (2015). Implementation of a District-Wide Policy to Improve Principals’ Instructional Leadership: Principals’ Sensemaking of the Skillful Observation and Coaching Laboratory (SOCL). Educational Policy.
Young, T. & Lewis, W.D. (2015).Implementing Educational Policy Revisited. Educational Policy.
Young, T. (2014). New Directions in Evaluation Based on Trends in Education. AEA 365 Blog. 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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