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Liberal Arts Division Part-Time Faculty of the Month: Lori Ann Young

View of Lori Ann Young teaching, selected as Liberal Arts Division Faculty of the Month

Lori Young is an attorney and the executive director of a nonprofit agency that provides legal services to people in poverty. She has taught part-time at OSU-OKC for over nine years. When asked what she most enjoys about teaching, Lori says, “Working with the students and learning their passions, then seeing them pursue their passions through their education and career paths.” The most important thing she has learned as an instructor is that every student is different. “They learn differently and care about different things, but they do all learn, and they do all care. It is our job as instructors to foster their interests.”

Lori defines success as being meaningful to other people and providing something positive to the lives of others. Lori says her “hidden talent” is the ability to play piano; she also enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family. Lori has lived in Oklahoma most of her life and loves to visit our numerous state parks and lakes whenever she can.

“Lori Ann Young has been an adjunct for us in political science and public service. She is an advocate for civic engagement and service. She is also the founder of Trinity Legal Clinic, which offers legal services to disadvantaged individuals. We are tremendously fortunate to have such a wonderful mom, educator, lawyer, and humanitarian in our midst.” – Dr. Steven Collins, Political Science Associate Professor