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Jessica R. Young

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Biology

Western State College of Colorado

F21 Class of 1999

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Jessica Young is a Project Kaleidoscope F21 (1999) and leadership Institute alumnus (2001). She is also the associate vice president for academic affairs and an associate professor of biology at Western State College of Colorado. Jessica continues to be involved with Project Kaleidoscope having served as either a planning team member or participant on the past seven F21 national assemblies and as a mentor at Project Kaleidoscopes summer leadership institute. She is also an administrative liaison for Western’s Leadership Initiative “Developing a culture of science and scholarship for all”. During this years F21 National Assembly, Jessica will be on a panel discussing “Leading by example: The role of chairs and deans.
A response to Facione's roadmap for securing a budget
This commentary emphasizes for faculty the crucial lessons of Facione's essay. Young explains the importance of knowing this information early in one's faculty career in order to carry out the projects necessary in being a succesful agent of change.
Leading by example: The role of chairs and deans
Successful reform in undergraduate STEM education, indeed in all disciplines, depends on individuals with academic vision, commitment, interpersonal skills and political acumen. In this session, three respected leaders will present their individual perspectives on the process of leadership development with specific recommendations for STEM faculty at all career stages.