Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young: Empowering Our Nation’s Youth One Book at a Time

Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young is on a mission to change the lives of youth by preventing them from heading down the destructive path of crime through her series of motivational and inspirational workbooks, "You've Got the Power!"

Orlando, FL, April 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, Professor of Engineering, President & CEO of PowerfulEducation Technologies, LLC, and author of the “You’ve Got the Power!” workbook series, is an influential woman on a mission: to change the lives of youth by preventing them from heading down the destructive path of crime through her series of motivational and inspirational workbooks.

But who is this dynamic woman and what makes her so equipped to tackle the escalating juvenile crime rate? The answer is her outstanding educational, professional and personal accomplishments.

Dr. Crumpton-Young received her BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University where she was the 1st African American female to receive a Ph.D. in Engineering from Texas A&M University.

In her successful career, she has been the recipient of a series of awards such as the 2006 Women of Color Educational Leadership Award, the 1999 Janice A. Lumpkin, Educator of the Year Golden Torch Award from the National Society of Black Engineers, and the 1997 Black Engineer of the Year Education Award which is given to the candidate whose qualifications place him/her in the ranks of the nation's highest achievers in the field of engineering.

Dr. Crumpton-Young held the position of Associate Dean of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU), and served as the developer and director of the Ergonomics/Human Factors Program and Experimentation Laboratory during her tenure at Mississippi State University and later served as the Department Chair of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at The University of Central Florida. Also, Dr. Crumpton-Young served as the Director of the Center for Engineering Leadership and Learning as well as Co-Director of the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for e-Design. She is a former member of the Engineering Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation, The US Army Science Board and the Engineering Education advisory board of the National Academy of Engineering.

She has published over 150 scholarly publications, and has worked on many industrial research projects with companies such as UPS, IBM, Caterpillar, Intel, Garan Manufacturing, Southwest Airlines, and Lockheed Martin. Dr. Crumpton-Young’s research has been supported by organizations such as NSF, ONR, NASA, and DOE. Her research interests include: engineering leadership development, user centered design, human performance modeling and analysis, human reliability analysis, human fatigue assessment and modeling, use of virtual reality and computer simulation in ergonomics design and analysis, design of displays and controls, workplace design; carpal tunnel syndrome prevention and control; and workplace redesign for disabled persons.

Dr. Crumpton-Young received the prestigious CAREER development award from the National Science Foundation to pursue research in the area of designing the workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities and, obtained a research grant through the Department of Education to explore the use of Virtual Reality in designing for persons with disabilities. She also received the outstanding industrial paper award for her research entitled: An Investigation of Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Construction Industry at the Seventh International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference.

Based on the tremendous success she has had in her field and in reaching out to others, it is apparent that Dr. Crumpton-Young knows all about harnessing the power within to achieve personal greatness. Now she wants to give back by providing the “You’ve got the Power!” series of motivational and inspirational workbooks to help individuals discover strategies for achieving their desired goals in life and improving their performance.

For more information on Dr. Crumpton-Young and her illuminating workbook series, “You’ve Got the Power” please visit www.powerworkbook.com

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Inga Green