Bachelor, University North Alabama, 1993. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1995. Postgraduate, University Texas, El Paso, 1999.
Postgraduate, University Memphis, since 2001. ABD, University Memphis.
Assistant editor Learning Resources Network, Manhattan, Kansas, 1994. Graduate teaching assistant Kansas State University, 1995. Freelance writer, Kansas, 1993-1996, Sanford, North Carolina, 1996-1998, El Paso, Texas, 1993, 98-2000.
Instructor English as Second Language, El Paso Community College, 1999-2000. Director continuing professional education Dyersburg (Tennessee) State Community College, 2000—2003, instructor history, 2002—2003. English as Second Language instructor Dyer County Literacy Program, 2003, Upward Bound, 2003.
Graduate teaching assistant University Memphis, 2003—2008, U Belgrano, Buenos Aires, 2004, Pontifica University Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, 2005. Communications director Jonesboro United Methodist Church, Sanford, North Carolina, 1996-1998, newsletter editor, 1996-1998. Instructor General Educational Development preparatory American Institute English, El Paso, Texas, 1998-1999.
College adjunct instructor history University Memphis, since 2008. Adjunct instructor immigration Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, since 2009.
Member American Association Women in Community College (program chair 2001-2002), University North Alabama Alumni Association, Kansas State University Alumni Association, Exchange Club of Dyer County (chair child abuse prevention 2002), Omega Phi Alpha (Second vice president 1992, Individual Achievement Service award 1992), Phi Alpha Theta, Pinnacle National Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, Exchange Club Memphis, Toast Masters International, Immigration & Ethnic History Society, American History Association.
Married Thomas Chesnutt Young, Junior (divorced). 2 child, Matthew, Andrew.