LaTisha Young, Ed.D.

LEO Lecturer II, Special Education
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College of Education, Health, and Human Services

Research Areas:

Curriculum Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Inequality/Disparity, Learning Theory, Mental and Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Multicultural Education, Pedagogy and Interventions, Urban Education

Biography and Education

LaTisha M. Young, Ed.D, is a certified Special Education Teacher/Consultant specializing in the education of children who have been diagnosed with Behavioral/Emotional Disturbances and Learning Disabilities.  Dr. Young began her career in the field of social work, working with children and youth in foster care and residential facilities; later transitioning to teaching youth with severe Behavior Disorders and Learning Disabilities who are placed in day treatment and psychiatric settings.

Collectively, Dr. Young has over 20 years of experience in the special education and mental health fields. As a Lecturer, her pedagogical practice is rooted in social-emotional learning, trauma and ACE’s research, equity/ diversity/inclusivity, and academic service learning.  Dr. Young is interested in the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on student achievement, trauma informed education; positive behavior management, the effects of teacher –student relationships on student achievement; mental health support in K-12 schools and Higher Education; and the development of compassionate educators.


EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisiana-Monroe

EdS in Special Education Leadership, Wayne State University

MED in Special Education-Learning Disabilities, Wayne State University

B.S. in Special Education-Emotional Impairments, Eastern Michigan University