Associate Lecturer of Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies
About Jennifer Young
Jennifer teaches courses primarily related to child development, with emphasis on best practice in application. She participates in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) experiences sponsored by the Department of Educational Excellence including teaching in the interactive learning classrooms. Jennifer is actively involved in community organizations as well as serving as the advisor to the student organization in the family and child program.
1998 – Present: Faculty at Ball State University
Jennifer first served in the role of Infant and Toddler Coordinator at the Child Study Center along with teaching classes. As the Child Study Center programs expanded, she also served as the Assistant Director before assuming the role of Director in 2010. Jennifer is active in her service to the university, frequently serving on committees in the department, college and larger central Indiana community.
2016 – Present: Professional Development Specialist at Huffer Child Care Resource and Referral
Through Jennifer’s work at the university, she was invited to join the regional child care referral agency in providing training to early education professionals in the 10 county region.
M.S., Family and Consumer Sciences
Ball State University, 1996
Ball State University, 1994