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  • Justin Young, PhD
    Justin Young, PhD
    Associate Professor, Director of English Composition Program & Writers' Center
    Patterson Hall 229A
    Phone: 509.359.7062


    Literacy, Writing Pedagogy, Digital Composition. Dr. Young is particularly interested in how writing instruction and writing center support can better prepare students across the K-16 continuum to communicate effectively in both print and in digital environments and to succeed in college. Forthcoming publications include two articles focused on writing and reading instruction across the curriculum in relation to the changes writing instructors will need to consider as states implement the Common Core State Standards.


    Dr. Young has taught writing and directed writing centers across the country, including in New York City, Oklahoma, and California. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and a M.A. from the City College of New York (CUNY).

    Selected Courses Taught

    ENGL 511: Composition Pedagogy: Theory and Practice

    ENGL 694: Practicum: Teaching First-year Composition

    ENGL 697: Practicum: Teaching Advanced Composition

    ENGL 201: Advanced Composition

    ENGL 101: First-Year Composition

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