Dustin Evatt-Young


  • Interim Director
  • Pre-Law Advisor


  • EdD, educational leadership in higher education, Appalachian State University, North Carolina
  • MEd, higher education and student affairs, University of Vermont
  • BS, integrated marketing communication, Winthrop University, South Carolina



Dustin Evatt-Young serves as interim director and pre-law advisor at the Career Development Center. In these roles, Evatt-Young supports students and alumni by helping them explore and navigate their career interests and pathways. He leads the college’s Non-Profit & Public Sector and Law & Public Policy Career Communities, provides one-on-one career coaching to students, coordinates departmental assessment efforts, and works closely with faculty and staff to integrate career readiness efforts into classroom and cocurricular settings.

Originally from South Carolina, Evatt-Young has worked in higher education and the nonprofit sector for over 10 years. He has worked in the areas of student leadership development, campus activities, equity and inclusion, young alumni engagement, and nonprofit management. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership Studies and Student Affairs Administration.

As a researcher, his area of inquiry focuses on the intersections between whiteness, privilege, and racial equity and inclusion in higher education. His dissertation (2019) is titled “White Scripts in Higher Education: White Administrators Navigating Racial Equity and Inclusion Efforts,” which he hopes to publish in the future.

In his free time, Evatt-Young and his husband take advantage of all the entertainment and cultural gems that Cleveland and Oberlin offer such as Broadway shows at Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Museum of Art, local opera and musical performances, and hiking around Cleveland Metroparks.