Peter  Youngs Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Peter Youngs

Professor
University of Virginia

Peter Youngs is a professor at the University of Virginia. He has published extensively on teacher quality, educational leadership, and school reform. Dr. Youngs has served as principal investigator for large-scale, mixed-methods studies that have examined beginning teacher commitment and retention, factors that influence elementary mathematics instruction, and principal evaluation. He currently serves as co-editor of American Educational Research Journal (2019 through 2022).

Subjects: Education

Biography

I earned my bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1991 and worked as an elementary school teacher in Cleveland, OH and New York, NY. I completed my PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 and worked as post doctoral researcher at Stanford University for two years. I taught at Michigan State University from 2004 through 2013 and I have taught at University of Virginia from 2014 through the present.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    I conduct research on teacher preparation, induction, evaluation, and professional development; principal leadership, evaluation, and professional development; and the social context of schooling. I teach graduate courses in teacher policy and research methods. I am serving as co-editor of American Educational Research Journal (2019-2022) and the second volume of the Handbook of Education Policy Research.

Personal Interests

    In my free time, I like to swim, walk, and hike; attend Wilco concerts; and watch college and professional sports.

Books

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