Having education matters w/ Guest Speaker Dr. Dan Young

2/20/2022

Join Tanya and Special Guest, Dr. Dan Young, the Dean of the Doctorate of Business Program at Goldey Beacom College. They discuss why education and being informed matter.

Dr. Dan Young is the Founding Director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program at Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) and is the curator of TEDxWilmington, which is at the top 1% of all TEDx franchises in the country with over 477 speakers and 38 million views on YouTube.

As an “educationpreneur”, he is also responsible for creating the first online DBA class for Wilmington University, the first study abroad program for the Horn Program of Entrepreneurship, and the first international internship program for study abroad at the University of Delaware.

Dan received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marketing from the University of Delaware’s Honors Program and his Ph.D. in Marketing from Temple University. He has done entrepreneurship and executive leadership programs with the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford.
He has been an instructor at GBC, Temple University, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, the University of Delaware, and Wilmington University.

Dan has served on the Boards of many local organizations and currently serves as the President of Theatre N at Nemours, a member of the Board of Governors for the University and Whist Club, and an Advisory Board Member for the Fresh Start program.

He was in the 2011 class of Leadership Delaware and served as the first Vice-President of the Leadership Delaware Alumni Association.

Tanya shares in this segment how she started out in corporate America as a college dropout and discovered that she was no longer competitive in the market after the loss of her job in 2004. Two years later while homeless, attending school was a requirement, and the shelter Tanya resided in assisted her in returning back to college to finish her secondary education.

In this discussion, Dr. Young shares how education had a different definition during our era. It consisted of the following:

  • Go to High School
  • Go to College
  • Then, get a Job. 

But, times have changed drastically. Dr. Young shares that education is now the daily exercise in terms of increasing your internal and external value across the world. He also shares that about 150 years ago, the African American community was not allowed to learn, enslaved, and it was not until around the 70s and early 80s, the African American community discovered that education was the way out of slavery. Education is now accessible in various ways:

  • Face-to-face
  • Hybrid
  • Online
  • Internet Access
  • And, even the usage of a Library Card.

Dr. Young allows us to look at education from a totally different perspective, and shares that despite his disabilities, he was able to leverage education to overcome those hurdles, too!

Click here and listen to the interview with Dr. Dan Young. https://anchor.fm/tanya-e-williamson/episodes/Episode-4-Having-Education-Matters–Special-Guest-Dr–Dan-Young-e4kvln/a-aiv8ju

Click here and listen to Dr. Young’s https://www.ted.com/talks/dr_dan_young_the_next_generation_degree

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