Glenda D. Young

Glenda D. Young

Visiting Assistant Professor, Director of Industry Relations and Recruitment

Office: 260R McCain Hall
P 662.325.7625


Ph.D., Engineering Education, Virginia Tech.
Graduate Certificates, Higher Education Administration and Educational Research, Virginia Tech.
M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University.
Graduate Certificate, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Auburn University.
B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University.

Glenda D. Young holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Education as well as graduate certificates in Higher Education Administration and Educational Research from Virginia Tech. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master of Industrial and Systems Engineering degree and graduate certificate in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from Auburn University.

Glenda’s research interest include 1) Investigating organizational and educational contexts to bridge university and industry efforts to develop the STEM workforce 2) Exploring how experiential education influences student career decisions 3) Identifying best practices for pipeline development for diverse populations to attain degrees and enter the STEM workforce. Her most recent research explores how university-industry partnerships shape student career expectations and pathways to industry following cooperative education work experiences. Additionally, Glenda’s interests include applying continuous improvement practices to educational contexts.

Glenda’s work has been published in proceedings for the American Society for Engineering Education, Frontiers in Education, Conference on Industry and Education Collaboration, Applied Ergonomics Conference, and Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Glenda has also shared her expertise by leading workshops at the Southeastern Regional Cooperative Education Conference, National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention, and Women in Engineering ProActive Network Change Leader Forum.

She holds an active membership in several organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) where she serves as a Diversity Committee Delegate for the Industrial Engineering Division. She has been recognized by Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society. In addition to her professional activities, Glenda enjoys watching SEC football, traveling to new places, and participating in church ministry.