Dr. Linda Aikens-Young

Dr. Linda Aikens-Young

Assistant Professor of Education

Education

  • Spelman College – B.A. Early Childhood Education
  • Georgia State University – Ph.D.
  • Georgia State University – Ed.S. June 1979
  • Georgia State University – Ed.S. December 1976
  • Georgia State University – M.Ed.

Subject Areas Taught at Brenau

  • Literacy
  • Classroom Management
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • General Education
  • Multicultural Education
  • Developmental Psychology

Professional Certifications

  • AS-6 Data Collection and Evaluation
  • T-6 Elementary Education Pre-K-8
  • CAEP Site Visitor Certification

Academic and Research Interests

  • Inequalities in education
  • Discipline or lack thereof in our schools
  • Fostering self discipline in children

Academic Affiliation and Leadership Positions Held

  • Honors, Leadership and Professional Association Activities
  • CAEP Site Visitor 2013 to present
  • AACTE Conference Proposal Reviewer 2013
  • AACTE Conference Proposal Reviewer 2012
  • AACTE Committee Member Professional Preparation and Accountability 2011 to present
  • AACTE Conference Proposal Reviewer 2011
  • AACTE 63rd Conference participant February 2011
  • AACTE Conference Proposal Reviewer 2010
  • GATE/GACTE/GAICTE Member 2009 to present
  • Georgia Association of Teacher Educators
  • Georgia Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • Georgia Association of Independent Colleges Member
  • The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges 2009 to present for Teacher Education (AILACTE) Member
  • GATE/GACTE/GAICTE Conference Presentation 2009
  • Brenau GACE Student Preparation Grant 2007 to 2008
  • Georgia Association of Educators Constitution and Bylaws Committee 2006 to 2009
  • Brenau Educational Success Literacy Grant 2006 to 2007
  • SRATE Journal Editorial Review Board 2003 to 2008
  • Georgia Association of Educators Retired Life Member 2003 to present
  • National Education Association Retired Life Member 2003 to present
  • Rockdale County NAACP Outstanding Service Award 2001
  • Lifetime Achievement Award NEA Members Insurance Trust 1992
  • National Education Association of Educators Members Insurance Trustee 1986 to 1992
  • Georgia Representative on the NEA Board of Directors 1983 to 1989

Teaching Philosophy

Children deserve the “best” and the “brightest” teachers . It is up to us in higher education as those who train teachers and to us as leaders in our schools to make sure that they receive no less.