Dr. Linda Aikens-Young

Dr. Linda Aikens-Young


Assistant Professor of Education


Undergraduate Education:

Spelman College – B.A. Early Childhood Education


Graduate 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.


Professional Certifications

AS-6 Data Collection and Evaluation

T-6 Elementary Education Pre-K-8

CAEP Site Visitor Certification


Subject Areas Taught at Brenau:


Classroom Management



General Education

Multicultural Education

Developmental Psychology


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.


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