Dr. James Young

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Dr. James Young

Part-time Faculty - Glenn R. Jones College of Business

Dr. Young has served as a Vice President, managing a worldwide program offering graduate and undergraduate degrees. He has managed an educational system involving over 400 faculty and staff, a multi-million dollar budget, and over 9,000 students. Previously, he served in the federal government, accumulated over 22 years experience in ever increasing levels of management, pursued 4 graduate degrees, was assigned 4 years as a faculty member at the prestigious Air War College, and taught over 40 years as a part-time college instructor in all areas of education, management, and economics. Dr. Young has developed specific skills and taught federal planning, programming, and budgeting systems.

I love to teach at the college level. I earned my MBA in 1967 and immediately began my classroom teaching experience. I was a young Air Force Captain serving in the Viet Nam War, and in the evening I taught classes for the University of Maryland. What I discovered in a very short period of time is I loved to teach and to help others develop, it was a professional high that I never felt in my adult career. I knew immediately I wanted to make that my life time career. I continued to grow personally with 4 graduate degrees in various areas, to include my doctoral degree. I developed my teaching skills at the same time, continuing to work as an adjunct college instructor. I believe that TUI has been an extension of my professional development because of their dedication to our students and I am proud to be able to serve as one of their faculty members. Dr. James D. Young


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
  • General Education


  • Authored, "Use of a Mentor," Concepts for Air Force Leadership, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1990--2002
  • Presented paper, "Managing Education Programs at a Distance," National Convention, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education,
  • Presented paper, "Quality Off-Campus Programs for the Military," at the Quality Campus Credit Programs Conference, Kansas State program, Washington, D. C.


  • Society of Human Resource Managers

Military Status

  • Status: Veteran
  • Branch: U.S. Air Force
  • Rank: Colonel (ret)
  • Years: 22
  • Accolades:
    • Legion of Merit
    • Meritorious Service Medal (4 times)
    • Air Force Commendation Medal (twice)
    • Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
    • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
    • Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (5 times)
    • National Defense Service Medal
    • Vietnam Service Medal (3 times)
    • Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
    • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (4 times)
    • Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (twice)
    • Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
    • Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon

Professional History

  • VP of State University for 16 years
  • Colonel in U.S. Air Force--primarily in the HR field

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Young's areas of expertise include:

  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Labor Relations
  • Management Theory
  • Educational Research
  • Compensation/Finance
  • Human Resource Management/Planning
  • Statistics

Education History

  • Doctoral degree - Auburn University
  • MBA-U of Maine
  • MS-Wichita State University
  • B.S. in Bus. Admin - Ohio State University
  • Ed.S - Troy State University