Anita Young is an associate professor in the Counseling program. She earned her PhD from The Ohio State University. Her research agenda has a two-fold strand: using data and accountability strategies to close achievement and opportunity gaps for K-12 students and building leadership capacity for school counselors. Anita Young has co-authored two books, published research in scholarly journals, and served on editorial boards. She has presented at numerous local, state, regional and national conferences specific to her research interests. Combined, her scholarly publications and presentations have contributed to the school counseling profession. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counselor Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association of Multicultural Counseling Development and affiliated state organizations. Prior to her appointment at Johns Hopkins, she gained extensive experience in the field of K-12 education as a school counselor and administrator and remains eligible for school counseling certification credentials.

Keywords: Counseling; college readiness; data and accountability; leadership