Ray Young

EdD, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MEd, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, University of Colorado Boulder


Assistant Professor,
International Education

Ray received his doctorate in teacher education and curriculum studies and his master’s degree in international education from UMass Amherst. He also holds a graduate certificate in film studies. Before coming to SIT, Ray served as a lecturer teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on bilingual and multicultural education and as an associate dean and director of study abroad at Landmark College. His international experience includes working with the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma as a human rights documentarian, a group leader for Where There Be Dragons, and an ESL teacher in Asia, Europe, and South America. His research interests focus on the significance of “outsider” experiences in the development of intercultural empathy and sensitivity for K–12 teachers and on the pedagogical use of information communication technologies (ICTs) and Web 2.0 platforms in classroom teaching.