Dr. Cynthia J. Young


Dr. Cynthia J. Young resides in Chesapeake, Virginia. Dr. Cindy holds several accredited degrees; a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park; two Masters of Business Administration (MBA), one in e-commerce and one in advanced management studies, from Trident University International; and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management from Walden University.

Dr. Cindy is a Division Manager with McKean Defense, a defense contracting company, after retiring as a Surface Warfare Officer with 23 years in the U.S. Navy. She is a past-Chair of American Society for Quality, Tidewater, Section 1128, and a member of the Project Management Institute, Golden Key International Honor Society, and Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society.

Dr. Cindy holds professional certifications as a Project Management Professional, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and as an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence. Her doctoral study, Knowledge Management and Innovation on Firm Performance of United States Ship Repair, provided her the opportunity to gain additional professional and academic expertise to facilitate improvements in organizational knowledge management. She is also the author of Chapter 3: Using Leadership to Improve Firm Performance Through Knowledge Management from The Refractive Thinker: Volume XI: Women in Leadership.