Patricia A. Young

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Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
Office:  Sondheim
Phone:  410-455-3902
Dr. Patricia A. Young is an educational technologist, professor, software developer & chair of the Education Department. Her research examines culture as a design construct in the development of culture-based information and communication technologies. She developed the Culture Based Model as a novel framework for building culture-based information and communication technologies. This model is documented in several articles, and her 2009 book Instructional Design Frameworks & Intercultural Models. Dr. Young also researches the history of educational technologies designed by and for African Americans. She is the first woman and African American to serve on the editorial board of the internationally ranked journal Educational Technology Research and Development. Dr. Young also built Proticy, an original learning analytics software that improves teaching and learning in higher education. In 2019, Dr. Young won three service awards from three divisions (Teacher Education, International and Culture, Learning & Technology) of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT). In 2009, Dr. Young received the “outstanding journal article” award from the Design & Development Division of AECT for her conceptual work, “Integrating Culture in the Design of ICTs.” Her new book Human Specialization in Design and Technology: The Current Wave for Learning, Culture, Industry and Beyond (2021) advocates for innovation as the way to improve industry, education and human performance. This book is a winner of the 2021 Outstanding Publication Award for a Book from the Culture, Learning and Technology Division of AECT.


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