Emisha Young, Ph.D.

Emisha Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Agriculture and Applied Sciences
(405) 466-6156

Dr. Emisha Young recently joined the Langston University faculty as Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in the School of Agriculture & Applied Sciences. She graduated from Langston University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and later received her Master’s degree in Curriculum Leadership and Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Oklahoma State University. In 2017, she earned her Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from the University of Oklahoma.

Prior to joining the faculty, she served in various roles in the field of early childhood ranging from classroom teacher, instructional coach, director, and adjunct professor. Dr. Young also worked for an early childhood research organization for nearly five years where she oversaw the data collection and dissemination of a large research study for nationally recognized Head Start Program. Dr. Young’s research and applied experience gave birth to an interest in Head Start Teaching Teams. Her dissertation topic, Head Start Teaching Teams: Associations with Classroom Quality and Child Outcomes, was awarded the prestigious Head Start Graduate Dissertation Grant. As a result of her research, she created a training designed to build strong teaching teams that help to develop interpersonal relationships, open communication, and shared responsibilities among staff. Dr. Young has presented this training at several local and out of state schools as well as at several national conferences. Other local and national presentations include “Caring for the caregiver: The effects of caregiver stress on children’s development,” “Watch me play: The importance of assessing through play,” and “The cultural context of African American children and executive function.”

Dr. Young loves to teach and strives to create classroom activities and trainings that are informative and engaging. Her career experiences have allowed her to easily translate research to practice in a fun and meaningful way.