Originally from Chicago, David Young has a B.A. from Northwestern and M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University, where he won a Fulbright fellowship to support research on local politics, culture, and economics in postwar Germany. Since moving to Philadelphia in 1994, Young has led historical organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region, including the Salem County Historical Society, the Johnson House Historic Site, Cliveden of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and currently serves as Executive Director of the Delaware Historical Society. He has taught at colleges in Ohio and Pennsylvania, as well as in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and the History Leadership Institute (formerly the Seminar for Historical Adminstration) in Indianapolis. He has served as an officer of the Historic Germantown consortium of museums, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Concord Schoolhouse, winning local and national awards for his work. He serves on the Landmarks Committee of the National Park Service Advisory which makes recommendations about National Historic Landmarks. Young has published on The Underground Railroad and African American history in the Mid-Atlantic and historic site sustainability.