- Ed.D, Educational Leadership, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.S., Educational Administration, California State University Fullerton
- M.A., Spiritual Formation, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
- M.S., Educational Counseling, National University, San Diego, CA
- B.A., Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
- Administrative Services Credential
- California Pupil Personnel Services Credential: School Counseling
Dr. Tim Young currently serves in the School of Education as Director of the PPOHA (Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans) grant and as the Ed.D mentor and Assistant Professor. This grant, awarded to Concordia in 2023 by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on enrolling and equipping future Hispanic teachers, school administrators, and K-12 district leaders. Dr. Young is dedicated to creating opportunities for graduate students to excel in their degree programs and to eliminating barriers to student access and success.
Prior to joining Concordia, Dr. Young served as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Campus Operations at Vanguard University. In this role, he provided leadership to both student affairs and campus operations departments. He has experience leading and developing teams to foster student success through the development of programs and services tailored to a Hispanic Serving Institution. He also has extensive experience with university operations.
His research has focused on understanding the needs of culturally diverse students and identifying and removing challenges faced by students pursuing degrees, with a particular focus on the experiences of African American students at Christian colleges.
Dr. Young has also worked as both a teacher and school counselor in a variety of K-12 settings including a Lutheran elementary school, a comprehensive high school, community day school, and an alternative education high school.
Additionally, Dr. Young is the founder of The Joshua Foundation for Christian Mentoring, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mentoring pastors and Christian leaders. Through this organization, he provides resources and support to encourage lifelong ministry.
Dr. Young also serves as a strategic planning and organizational development consultant for churches and nonprofit organizations, channeling his passion for improving organizational health and efficiency.
Areas of Expertise
- Higher Education
- Educational Leadership
- School Counseling
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Organizational Change
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Title IX Administration
- Student Conduct Administration
- Mentoring Culture