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Harold Young

Harold Young

Associate Professor

Political Science & Public Management


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy (Political Science) from Georgia State University
  • J.D. (LL.B/C.L.E.) from the University of the West Indies/Norman Manley School of Law.

Academic Employment

  • Austin Peay State University, Department of Political Science and Public Management Assistant Professor, 2016- present

Previous Experience

  • Oglethorpe University, Department of Political Science Adjunct Professor, 2015-2016
  • Georgia State University, Department of Political Science.
    • Graduate Instructor of Record, 2011-2012, 2015-2016
      • American Government
      • Global Issues

Non-Academic Employment

  • Danya International, Atlanta GA, 2012-2015 Associate Director

  • Georgia Department of Community Health, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2009 Program Specialist

  • Comprehensive Care Clinic, Sarasota FL, 1998-2006 Director of Community Services

  • Lois Young Barrow’s Law Firm, Belize City, Belize, 1992-1996 Criminal Law, Business Law and Real Estate Law

Research areas are Public Law and American and comparative perspectives on judicial institutional changes and decision-making.

  1. "Lingering Ties: The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council", Journal of Race and Politics, Vol 2018, Issue 1 Spring 2018.
  2. “The Ties that Bind: How Domestic Politics Influence Ties with Extraterritorial Courts” A Study of the JCPC, was published in International Social Science Review Vol. 94: Issue. 2, Article 2.
  3. Book review of “Blackballed: The Black and White of Race on America’s Campuses” by Lawrence C. Ross, was published in The Journal of Race & Policy, Spring/Summer 2017, Volume 13, Number 1.