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Jimmy A. Young, PhD, MSW, MPA

Jimmy A. Young, PhD, MSW, MPA

Associate Professor


Office: ELB 635

Jimmy A. Young, PhD, MSW, MPA

Dr. Young received his PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MSW and MPA from Eastern Washington University, and a BSW from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has a range of practice experience from mental health to program evaluation and nonprofit administration. His research interests tend to focus on the role of technology in social work education and practice, digital literacies, digital activism, and how social media impacts individuals, families, and organizations. Specifically, Dr. Young is interested in identifying the challenges and solutions that face professionals in the ever-increasing digital world and their use of social media for life-long learning, capacity building, community engagement, and organizational effectiveness.

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