Fac/Staff profile


LEO Lecturer II, Special Education
LaThisha Young-Bowie, Lecturer I
D5 FCS (Fairlane Center South)
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126

Research Areas:

Biography and Education

LaTisha M. Young, Ed.S, is a certified Special Education Teacher specializing in the education of children who have been diagnosed with behavioral/emotional disturbances and learning disabilities.  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, Young has over 18 years of experience in the education, special education administration, and mental health fields. As a Lecturer, Young’s pedagogical practice is rooted in social-emotional learning, equity/ diversity/inclusivity, and academic service learning.  Young is interested in the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on student achievement, trauma informed/sensitive schools and classrooms; positive behavior management, the effects of teacher –student relationships on student achievement; mental health support in K-12 schools (student and teacher); and the development of compassionate educators.


Doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Louisiana-Monroe

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership, Wayne State University

M.A. of Education in Learning Disabilities, Wayne State University

B.S. in Special Education, Eastern Michigan University


Member for
3 years 11 months
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