Lynne M. Celli

Nicholas D. Young

Authors of:

The Power of the Professoriate:
Demands, Challenges, and Opportunities in 21st Century Higher Education


About the Primary Authors

Nicholas D. Young, PhD, EdD

Dr. Nicholas D. Young has worked in diverse educational roles for more than 28 years, serving as a principal, special education director, graduate professor, graduate program director, graduate dean, and longtime superintendent of schools. He was named the Massachusetts Superintendent of the Year, and completed a distinguished Fulbright program focused on the Japanese educational system through the collegiate level. Dr. Young is the recipient of numerous other honors and recognitions including the General Douglas MacArthur Award for distinguished civilian and military leadership and the Vice Admiral John T. Hayward Award for exemplary scholarship. He holds several graduate degrees including a PhD in educational administration and an EdD in educational psychology.

Dr. Young has served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves combined for over 33 years; he graduated with distinction from the U.S. Air War College, the U.S. Army War College, and the U.S. Navy War College. After completing a series of senior leadership assignments in the U.S. Army Reserves as the commanding officer of the 287th Medical Company (DS), the 405th Area Support Company (DS), the 405th Combat Support Hospital, and 399 Combat Support Hospital, he transitioned to his current military position as a faculty instructor at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He holds the rank of Colonel.

Dr. Young is also a regular presenter at state, national, and international conferences, and he has written many books, book chapters, and articles on various topics in education, counseling, and psychology. Some of his most recent books include From Lecture Hall to Laptop: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Continuing Evolution of Virtual Learning in Higher Education (in press) and Learning Style Perspectives: Impact upon the Classroom (3rd ed. 2014) and Collapsing Educational Boundaries from Preschool to PhD: Building Bridges Across the Educational Spectrum (2013). He was also a primary author for To Campus with Confidence: Promoting a Smooth Transition to College for Students with Learning Disabilities (in-press). He has also coauthored several children’s books to include the popular series, I Am Full of Possibilities.

Lynne M. Celli, PhD

Dr. Lynne M. Celli has devoted her career to education at all levels for more than 35 years. She has been a teacher, principal, superintendent of schools, professor, and chair of a graduate program. Currently, Dr. Celli is the associate dean of graduate education programs at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. She earned her PhD and MEd in curriculum, instruction, and administration from Boston College and her BA in sociology/education from Clark University. Her primary research interests are focused on leadership in higher education as well as the connections between high-quality teaching strategies and student learning styles. Dr. Celli has authored and co-authored several books, book chapters and articles, Some of her most recent work includes co-authoring Learning Style Perspectives: Impact Upon the Classroom (3rd edtion 2014) and Collapsing Educational Boundaries from Preschool to PhD: Building Bridges Across the Educational Spectrum (2013). She presents regularly at international and national conferences.