Monica Byrne Jimenez

Indiana University
Dr. Byrne-Jiménez is a new faculty in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, at Indiana University. Her research focuses on Latina/o identity and school leadership, the role of faculty diversity on doctoral student experiences, and effectiveness of a special education leader preparation program. Before becoming faculty, she worked in a number of urban settings, including a K-6 bilingual teacher, Even Start coordinator, literacy instructional specialist, and trainer for the Accelerated Schools Project. She is coauthor of Developing Effective Principals Through Collaborative Inquiry. Her work has appeared in the Leadership and Policy in Schools Journal, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, Handbook of Urban Educational Leadership, Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Diversity and Equity, Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders, International Journal of Educational Research, International Journal of Leadership in Education, Journal of Latinos and Education, and Voices in Urban Education. Dr. Byrne-Jiménez holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies/Sociology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, and an Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is UCEA Past-President, AERA Division A Vice President-Elect, Board President of the Community Training and Assistance Center, and Past-President of the Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University.

Michelle Young

Executive Director
Michelle D. Young, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), a Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Virginia. As Executive Director of UCEA, Young works with universities, practitioners, professional organizations and state and national leaders to improve the preparation and practice of school and school system leaders and to develop a dynamic base of knowledge on excellence in educational leadership. Young has been instrumental in both increasing the focus of research in the field of educational leadership on leadership preparation and development as well as strengthening research translation, dissemination and utilization processes. Young’s scholarship focuses on how university programs, educational policies and school leaders can support equitable and quality experiences for all students and adults who learn and work in schools. She is the recipient of the William J. Davis award for the most outstanding article published in a volume of the Educational Administration Quarterly. Her work has also been published in the Review of Educational Research, the Educational Researcher, the American Educational Research Journal, the Journal of School Leadership, the Journal of Educational Administration and Leadership and Policy in Schools, among other publications. She is the lead editor of the 1st and 2nd Edition of the Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders.