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Michael Young

Health & Well-Being Program Leader
Phone: (603) 862-1805
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Mike is the Program Team Leader for Health & Well-Being programs. He has worked in the field of experiential education for over 25 years. Mike has worked at UNH Extension since 2009. He has served as the Rockingham County 4-H Educator, the NH State 4-H Leader, and the Youth & Family Program Team Leader. Prior to his work with UNH Cooperative Extension, Mike worked in the field of outdoor education with a focus on youth at risk.


  • Ph.D., Education, University of New Hampshire
  • M.Ed., Education, Harvard University
  • B.A., American History, Brown University

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adolescents
  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • After-School Programs
  • Anxiety
  • At-Risk Children/Youth
  • Children/Youth
  • Civics/Civics Education
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Curriculum theory and philosophy of education
  • Disadvantaged Youth
  • Education for People With Disabilities
  • Education, Organizational Theory & Behavior
  • Educational Administration and Policy
  • Educational equity
  • Nutrition Education
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Public Health
  • Public Health Policy & Management
  • Rural Education
  • Social justice education
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteers (Education)
  • Youth - Services For
  • Youth Employment Opportunity Programs

Selected Publications

  • Gass, M. A., & Young, M. (2007). Dealing with issues of program effectiveness, cost benefit analysis, and treatment fidelity: The development of the NATSAP Research and Development Network. Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 3(1).