Jenn Young, Educational Analyst II, Academic Technology Services

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“I look forward to supporting faculty in using web tools and social media in the classroom,” said Jenn Young.

Jenn Young joined Teaching and Learning Technologies late last year after spending the previous four years as a systems librarian at Kennesaw State University, where she provided comprehensive support for library technologies as well as research and instruction support for faculty. She also worked at Emory briefly in 2011 as a library specialist in the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. Prior to that, Jenn was a journalist and also worked in the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Born in Houston, TX, and raised in Plymouth, MN, Rochester, NY, and Roswell, GA, Jenn has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and anthropology from Emory and a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Texas.

Jenn is really into games – especially video games and tabletop role-playing games (RPGs).  Said Jenn, “Games provide a fun, social, and creative escape from reality, and the challenge of games can help you grow as a person in the real world. This interest has crossed over into my professional life, as I’ve started to do research and write about game-based learning in higher education.” She is also a distance runner and has completed seven marathons in seven different states.

Jenn lives in East Atlanta with her husband, Mike, who teaches math at Lakeside High School, and their cat, Buddy.

“As an alum, I have strong ties with Emory, and it’s good to be back,” said Jenn. “I really enjoy working closely with faculty and technology, and I look forward to supporting faculty in using web tools and social media in the classroom. It’s going to be fun!”

You can reach her at jennifer [dot] young [at] emory [dot] edu.

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