The Political Science & International Affairs Department of the University of North Georgia welcomes Dr. Sarah Young.

Dr. Young will be teaching American Government and Public Administration on the Gainesville Campus, and teaching in support of the department’s MPA program.

Dr. Young has been involved in nonprofit operations since birth. Her family helped to build Ronald McDonald House Charities where she grew up living on-site at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Young started at AMIkids National Headquarters where she trained the 57 chapters’ board of directors on fundraising and governance. She then served as the Director of Florida for the national nonprofit Opportunity Services, and consulted on the development of the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence in Tallahassee. In 2016, Dr. Young was named a leading nonprofit scholar by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. She completed her Ph.D. in Public Administration at Florida State University in 2017. Then served as a faculty member at the Askew School of Public Administration – Florida Center for Public Management.

In her spare time, Dr. Young is an avid runner and advocate for children in the foster care system. She has a 23-year old daughter (who came to our family 12 years ago via the child welfare system), a 1.5 year old son, two rescue dogs and a pretty amazing husband.