Professor Betty Yung, 67, of Kettering, passed away on Thursday, June 14.
Yung, a Ph.D., came to Wright State in 1983 joining the College of Education and Human Services. She served as Officer of Grants, Research, Evaluation and Accreditation for five years and in 1988, joined the School of Professional Psychology as a grants and proposals writer, a position she held for 25 years.
At the time of her death, Yung was an associate professor and coordinator of program research and evaluator of the SOPP’s Positive Adolescent Choices Training Program.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dr. Yung’s areas of specialty included violence prevention and health disparities for minority populations. She was a grant reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on family violence initiatives and was active with the Ohio Commission on Minority Health in program and grant evaluation. Yung was working on a book about suicide notes from an evaluation project she co-directed with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
In the community, she served on the Board of Trustees of the HealthPath (formerly Anthem) Foundation in Cincinnati and on the Board of Trustees for Choices in Community Living, Inc., an organization that provides residential services to adults with mental retardation.