Profile: Peter Youngs
Peter Youngs is a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia. His research interests focus on education policy and principal leadership effects on teaching and learning in the core academic subjects including state and district policy related to teacher preparation, induction, evaluation, and professional development in the United States and their effects on teachers' instructional practices, commitment to teaching, and retention in the teaching profession. Youngs’s research has been funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation. Recent publications have appeared in AERA Open, Journal of Teacher Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education. He received the AERA Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Early Career Award and he currently serves as co-editor of American Educational Research Journal.