Bachelor in Sociology, Southwestern University, 1989. Master of Education in Bilingual Special Education, University Texas, 1993. Postgraduate, University Texas, since 1993.
Administrative assistant, J. Neill Wilkerson Attorney, Georgetown, Texas, 1983-1985; legal aide, library, J. Neill Wilkerson Attorney, Georgetown, Texas, 1985-1989; English teacher, Surat Thani Polytech., Thailand, 1990-1991; research director, EBSRDI- University of Texas, Austin, 1994-1995; managing editor, QSE, Austin, since 1995; assistant professor planning policy and leadership, U. Iowa, Iowa City. Member dean's evaluation board University Texas College of Education, Austin, since 1995. Advanced.bd. member Graduate Advisory Committee, 1994-1995.
Member National Organization of Women, Austin, 1993-1995. Member National Coalition of Education Advocates, Washington, 1993-1995. Captain Army National Guard, since 1986.
Member Women in Education (chairwoman 1995), Education Policy Students Association (president 1995), Educational Administrator Student's Association (co-president 1994-1995), American Educational Research Association (division A representative 1993-1995), Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism, Society for the Study of Education, National Association of University Women, National Organization of Women, National Coalition of Education Advocates, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Derek Allen Young, June 3, 1990.