Jim Young

James E. Young, Ph.D. , Professor of English

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Office: Elizabeth Hall 459
Phone: 801-626-7902
Email: jyoung@weber.edu


  • Peabody College of Vanderbilt University,
    Nashville, TN English Ph.D l979
  • Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN English Ed.S. 1972
  • Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN English M.A. 1971
  • Northeast Louisiana State University Monroe,
    English Education B.A. 1967LA
  • Tulane University New Orleans,
    LA Philosophy & English B.A.962

Teaching Assignments

  • Upper and Lower Divisions of English
  • Masters of Arts in English Courses
  • Honors English
  • Supervision of Student Teachers

Administrative Post

  • Co-Director of the English Teacher Education Program
  • Director of the Alliance for Teachers (1990)
  • Director of the College Writing Program (l990-92)

Courses Taught at Weber State University

  • MENG 6240 Literature and the Natural World
  • MENG 6240 Masterpieces in American Literature
  • MENG 6250 Masterpieces in English Literature
  • MENG 6030 Psychology and Literature
  • MENG 6240 Literature of the South


  • 2016  Brainard Cheney and The Search for a Hero.  A Literary Biography of a Southern Novelist, Reporter, and Polemicist from Georgia.
  • 2012-- “Strategies for Teaching the Novel.” An article published in the 2012 Issue of the Utah English Journal.
  • 2012-- “Working with Primary Text in the Undergraduate Curriculum,” An article published in the January Issue of the International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology. Vol. 12, No. 1.
  • 2004-- “Homesteading in Virginia: An Academic in Exile.” An article published in the Winter Issue of Weber Studies. Vol. 21. No 2.
  • 1998-- “Maintaining Innovation in Teacher Education.” An article co-authored with Dr. Shannon Butler to be published in the January Issue of the Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education. (See Appendix for confirmation letter from Dr. George Chuurukian, editor of the Journal).
  • 1996-- “The Use of Film in the Literature Classroom.” An article published by The Encyclia: The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. 1996.
  • 1992-- "Process Education in the Metropolitan University." An article published by Weber State University in its collected papers on The Idea of a Metropolitan University. February l992.
  • 1991-- "Interdisciplinary Collaborative Supervision: A Key Ingredient in Restructuring Teacher Preparation." An article written in collaboration with Shannon Butler Gary Dohrer, Janice Fauske, Kathleen Herndon, and Linda Oda. Published in the Journal of the Utah Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Vol.II, No.I, Sept. 1991.
  • 1991-- "Loren Eiseley: The Man Who Saw Through Time." An article published in The Encyclia: The Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Vol. 67, l990.
  • 1990-- "The Hemingway Project: A Collaborative Model for Teacher Certification." An article written in collaboration with Janice Fauske and others of the Hemingway Team, published in ERIC, the Educational Resources Information Center of the U.S. Office of Education.
  • 1979-- The Search for a Hero: A Literary Biography of Brainard Cheney, Southern Novelist, Reporter, and Polemicist. An unpublished dissertation.

Scholarships, Awards, and Other Honors Received in Recognition of Teaching

  • Received May 31, l997 the 1996-97 Honors Professor of the Year Award from the Weber State University Honors Department.
  • Received on April 29, l997 the Hemingway Faculty Vitality Award in recognition of the proposal “Teacher Leadership Inquiry: a program designed to deliver Master level courses in Education to WSU Teacher Graduates in the field.
  • Received with my colleagues from the Site Based Teacher Education Project the 1995 Exemplary Collaboration Award given by the WSU Faculty Awards Committee of Academic Affairs.
  • Received the Weber State University Hemingway Faculty Development Award presented January 12, l990 in Ogden, Utah, for developing a Pilot Program for the Restructuring of the WSU Teacher Education Program in English.
  • The Hemingway Program for Restructuring Teacher Education and the Faculty Associated with the Program were nominated by Dean Richard Jones of the WSU School of Education and received on January 17, l992 for the Utah Association of Teacher Educators' "Exemplary Project in Teacher Education Award.”