Dr. Carl A. Young

Associate Professor
English Education and Middle Grades Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education
North Carolina State University
402 Poe Hall, Campus Box 7801
Raleigh, NC 27695
(919) 757-3676

carl_young@ncsu.edu


Carl Young, a former middle and high school English language arts teacher, a former middle grades and high school English teacher, is associate professor of English education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. At NC State, he teaches courses in English methods, teaching composition, content area reading and writing, and new literacies and emerging technologies. He conducts research on new literacies, participatory media, eportfolios, and other technology applications in English education. In addition, Dr. Young serves as chair of the CEE Commission on Technology and Teacher Education and as co-editor for the English language arts section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (http://www.citejournal.org). He is a member of the New Literacies Collaborative (http://www.newlit.org) and co-facilitator for the annual New Literacies Teacher Leader Institute (http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/newliteraciesinstitute.html), a summer professional development initiative. Selected publications have appeared in English Education, English Journal, Journal of Literacy Research, and Learning & Leading with Technology. He is currently co-editing a book highlighting research in technology and English education.

Education

2001: Ph.D. in English Education - University of Virginia

1991: MT in English Education - University of Virginia

1991: BA in English Language and Literature - University of Virginia

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Professional Experience

2009 - Current: Associate Professor, College of Education, North Carolina State Univeristy

2006 - 2009: Assistant Professor, College of Education, North Carolina State Univeristy

2003-2006: Program Advisor, English Education, School of Education, Virginia Tech

2001 - 2006: Assistant Professor, School of Education, Virginia Tech

2000 - 2001: Lecturer, General Faculty, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

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Research Initiatives and Projects

NC Quest Voices of NC

New Literacies Collaborative

National Technology Leadership Coalition

CEE Leadership Summit II Research Strand

Inter/National Coalition of Electronic Portfolio Research (I/NCEPR)

- VT MAED English Education Electronic Portfolios
(Chair; Spring, 2003 - Spring, 2006)

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Honors

2010: Alumni Association Outstannding Teaching Award, North Carolina State University

2010: Academy of Outstanding Teachers, North Carolina State University

2010: Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Education, North Carolina State University

1999: Richard A Meade Award for Outstanding Scholarship in English Education, The Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

1990: Richard A. Meade, Outstandng Student Teacher of the Year Award, Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE)

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Professional Organizations

National Council Teachers of English (NCTE)

Conference on English Education (CEE)

Assembly on Computers in English (ACE)

North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA)

Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE)

North Carolina Middle School Association (NCMSA)

North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education (NCPOMLE)

International Reading Association (IRA)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

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Selected Publications

Young, C. A., Hicks, T., and Kajder, S. (In press). Running to stand still: Framing research on technology and student learning in English education during an era of changing literacy practices. In L. Bell, A. Thompson, & L. Schrum (Eds.), Framing research on technology and student learning in the content areas: Implications for teacher educators. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers.

Nichols, W. D., Rupley, W. H., Rickelman, R. J., & Young, C. A. (In press). Understanding and applying reading instructional strategies: Implications for professional development in the middle schools. College Reading Association Yearbook.

DeBlase, G., Dickson, R., Emig, J., Estrem, H., Goodwyn, A., Kajder, S., Sanford, A., Schaafsma, D., Smagorinsky, P., & Young, C. (2007). The role of research in English education. CEE Leadership Summit II Strand 2 Report. National Council of the Teachers of English. May 31-June 3, Lake Forest College. Available: http://cee-gs2007.wikispaces.com/strand2.

Nichols, W. D., Young, C. A., & Rickelman, R. J. (2007). Improving middle school professional development by examining middle school teachers’ application of literacy strategies and instructional design. Reading Psychology, 28 (1), 97-130.

Nichols, W. D., Wilkins, J. L. M., Rupley, W. H., Helfeldt, J., Young, C. A., & O’Connor, C. R. (2006). Examining elementary and middle school teachers’ beliefs and instructional practices related to reading. Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction, 13, 37-58.

Swenson, J., Young, C. A., McGrail, E., Rozema, R., & Whitin, P. (2006). Extending the conversation: New technologies, new literacies, and English education. English Education, 38 (4), 351-369.

Nichols, W. D., Zellner, L. J., Rupley, W. H., Willson, V. L., Kim, Y., Mergen, S., & Young, C. A. (2006). What affects instructional choice? Profiles of K-2 teachers’ use of reading instructional strategies and methods. Journal of Literacy Research, 37 (4), 437-460.

Doolittle, P. E., Hicks, D., Triplett, C., Nichols, W. D., & Young, C. A. (2006). Reciprocal teaching for reading comprehension in higher education: A strategy for fostering deeper understanding of texts. International Journal on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 17 (2), 106-118.

Young, C. A. (2004). Conversation as curriculum: Learning to teach English in rural America. English Journal, 93 (6), 82-88.

Young, C. A., & Bush, J. (2004). Teaching the English language arts with technology: A critical approach and pedagogical framework. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 4 (1), 1-22.

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Selected Professional Presentations & Papers

International

Young, C. A., Taylor, B., & Kissel, B., et al. (2008, July). The multigenre reading and writing project: Reading for emotion, writing with significance. Using Multigenre Approaches and Alternative Text Formats to Develop Critical Thinking and Engagement for Struggling Adolescent Learners. International Reading Association’s World Congress on Reading Conference, San José, Costa Rica.

Young, C. A., Lee, J. K., Wolfram, W., Long, S., et al. (2008, March). The Voices of North Carolina Professional Development Initiative: A New Literacies Approach to Teaching Language Effectively in the Middle Grades. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Annual International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Lee, J. K., & Young, C. A. (2008, March). Middle Level Educators and Online Social Gaming. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Annual International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Figgins, M. A., Young, C. A., & et al. (2008, March). The Role of Technology in Pre-Service English Education: The Challenges to Pedagogy as Society Changes and, With It, the Definition of “Literacy.” Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Annual International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Young, C. A. (2007, June). Multigenre Writing: A Catalyst for Multimodal and Multimedia Transformations of Text. ED-MEDIA: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Lee, J.K., & Young, C. A. (2007, June). Blogs, Wikis, and the Web 2.0 Wave: Pre-service and In-Service Teachers Experiences with Web-based Collaborative Technologies in an Interdisciplinary Methods Course and Professional Development Initiative. ED-MEDIA: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia, and Telecommunications, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Young, C. A., & Taylor, B. (2007, May). The Multigenre Reading Project: Reading for Emotion, Writing with Significance. Invited Presenter: Pre-Conference Institute on Using Alternative Text Types to Engage “Struggling” Adolescent Learners. International Reading Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Lee, J.K., & Young, C. A. (2007, March). Wikis, Blogs, and All That Stuff: Pre-service Teacher Experiences with Web-based Collaborative Technologies in an Interdisciplinary Methods Course. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Annual International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

National

Lee, J. K., & Young, C. A. (2008). Teachers, Blogs, and Wikis. American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Young, C. A. (2008). Multigenre reading and writing: A catalyst for multimodal and multimedia transformations of text. Navigating New Literacies and Learning in Middle Grades Education: Middle Grades Research Symposium. American Educational Research Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY.

Young, C. A. (2007, Nov.). Teaching the Poetry of Nikki Giovanni. Invited Participant: Eight Great Poets Round Table Facilitator. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Young, C. A., Prickett, R., Bixby, V., Dysinger Walters, K., Matthiessen, P., Koren, T., & Woods, D. (2007, Nov.). Mapping More Authentic Identities as Beginning English Teachers with Electronic Portfolios: A NCEPR Case Study (Session Chair and Presenter). National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Young, C. A., Lee, J. K., et al. (2007, Nov.). Building Blogs and Wikis: Pre-service English & Social Studies Teachers’ Experiences with Web 2.0 Technologies in a Collaborative Methods Course. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference, New York, NY.

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NCSU Courses Taught


Undergraduate


ECI 430 Methods and Materials

ECI 306 Middle Grades Reading


Graduate

ECI 520 Teaching Composition

 

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Grants

Young, C. A., Reaser, J., Lee, J. K., Wolfram, W., Pope, C., & Beal, C. (2007). Voices of North Carolina in the Classroom: School/University Professional Development Initiative to Enhance Middle School Teachers’ Language and Literacy Instruction. Funder: NC Quest. Project Director and PI.

- Project Website: NC Quest Voices of NC

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Workshops

Young, C. A., et al. (2007, Nov.). Invited ACE Workshop Facilitator: Twenty-First Century Technologies and English Language Arts. Assembly on Computers in English (ACE) Special Interest Group. National Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference, New York, NY.

- ACE Website

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Service

Invited Participant & Member, National Technology Leadership Summit, Washington, DC, Fall, 2007 – Present.

Invited Participant and Member, Conference on English Education (CEE) Leadership Summit II, Research in English Education Strand, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL, Summer, 2007 – Present.

Invited Participant and Representative of National Council of Teachers of English and Conference on English Education for the 21st Century Literacies Impact Conference, University of California-Berkeley, Feb. 1-2, 2007.

Chair, English Education Special Interest Group, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Teacher Education Council, Fall, 2006 – Present.

- English Education SITE Blog

Invited Participant & Member, Conference on English Education (CEE) Leadership Summit I, Multimodal Literacies and New Technologies Strand, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Summer, 2005 – Present.

Member, Conference on English Education (CEE) Commission on Technology and Teacher Education. National Council of Teachers of English Conference of English Education (NCTE CEE), Fall, 2000 - Present.

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Personal

Dr. Young resides in Raleigh, NC, with his wife, Allyson, his daughter, Hannah, and his son, Camden.

 

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