Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship

2015 Lyman Award

Professor Elaine Young, Ph.D.

Professor Elaine Young, Ph.D.Professor Elaine Young of Brookfield, Vermont is the recipient of the 2015 Edward Phelps Lyman Professorship Award.

"She exemplifies dedication to students and excellence in teaching and advising, as well as community service." said Provost Laurie Quinn. "She serves as a great role model to faculty including faculty who teach online and faculty completing their Ph.D.'s. She takes initiative with both students and colleagues to ask, 'What's next?' And she generously shares her expertise with the Burlington and greater community."

Young has taught at Champlain since 2000, and over the years has also served as both Program Director for the Marketing Program, as well as Assistant Dean for the Stiller School of Business. Currently a full Professor, she teaches courses in Digital Marketing, Digital Analytics and Analysis, Advanced Digital Marketing, Community Management and the Marketing Capstone. She has also taught Marketing in Champlain's MBA Program.

Young has a Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Capella University, where her dissertation research examined technology use and adoption of college students. She also holds a M.S. in Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College, a B.S. in Communication and Public Relations from SUNY Brockport and an A.S. in Communication from Genesee Community College.

Young is the author of "Tuned-In Family: How to Cope, Communicate and Connect in a Digital World." This family guidebook provides tools and recommendations on how families can work together to manage the challenges of digital technologies.

In receiving the annual award, Young was cited for her commitment to students, colleagues and community and her work to coordinate the Stiller School of Business School's Sarah Ramsey year-end scholarship award for an outstanding Marketing Major.

"She is an engaged educator and positive role model to students and faculty, possesses an amazing work ethic, leadership and is the consummate team member," Quinn added.

Previous recipients:


Nancy Kerr
Division of Communication & Creative Media


David Mona

Accounting & Computer Systems Division


Kathryn Leo-Nyquist
Division of Education & Human Studies


Alan Stracke
Arts & Sciences Division


Laurel Bongiorno
Division of Education & Human Studies


George Bradford
Accounting & Computer Systems Division


David Lustgarten
Division of Communication & Creative Media


Michelle G. Miller
Community Services Division


James S. Fry, Esq.
Robert P. Stiller School of Business


Walt Luchini
Accounting & Computer Systems Division


Susyn Dees
Division of Information
Technology & Science


Ann McCluskey
Arts & Sciences Division


Dr. Janice Gohm Webster
Core Division


Edith Templin
Accounting & Computer Systems Division


Dr. Gary Scudder
Arts & Sciences Division


Dr. Colin Ducolon
Community Services Division


 Joseph O'Grady
Business Division