Skip to main content

Caroline H. Young

Assistant Professor of Biology

cyoung@tnwesleyan.edu (423) 252-1116

Mrs. Caroline Young serves as an Assistant Professor of Biology. She holds an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Louisville and a B.A. in Biology from Transylvania University. Mrs. Young’s thesis work involved studying the effects of intrahypothalamic insulin injections on streptozocin diabetic rats. While at the University of Louisville, Mrs. Young also did epilepsy research with the Department of Neurology. She worked on a multi-center drug trail of an anti-epileptic medication and also did research on an animal model of audiogenic seizures.

Some of the courses Mrs. Young teaches include Human Biology, Fundamentals of Microbiology, and Environmental Science. Mrs. Young has been very passionate about incorporating service learning into her Environmental Science courses. Getting students out of the classroom and into the community to experience the concepts discussed in class in a real world setting takes learning to a whole different level. Two recent projects include partnering with the City of Athens to place cedar revetments in Oostanaula Creek to stop erosion and the “Eagle Trail Project” in which students completed an initial environmental assessment of the property, researched pertinent questions, and finally mitigated the problems they discovered by removing garbage and planting native trees and bushes.
Mrs. Young is an active member of the Keep McMinn Beautiful Board and enjoys coaching local students to compete in Science Olympiad.