Dr. Young graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a PhD in social work. His dissertation focused on the current status of social media use among nonprofit human service organizations. Dr. Young graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Masters degree in Social Work and a Masters degree in Public Administration, and from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. Dr. Young has worked in a range of areas within social work from mental health and counseling to program evaluation. Before joining UNK, he worked as an adjunct faculty member at VCU and assisted with the development of the online Distance Education MSW program. In addition to social work education, Dr. Young’s research interests include nonprofit organizations, technology, community engagement, and capacity building.