Peter Youngs


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
  • B.A., Brown University, 1991

I conduct research on the effects of educational policy and school social context on teaching and learning in the core academic subjects. I have a special focus on the relationship between policy and practice in the areas of teacher education, induction, evaluation, and professional development. Currently, I am conducting research to examine factors that influence beginning elementary teachers’ instructional practices in the context of the Common Core State Standards and teacher evaluation reform. I received the AERA Division L (Teaching and Teacher Education) early career award in 2012.