AJ Young
Assistant Director for Global Learning and Assessment
Start Date
August 2020
Interest
Reader • Data Nerd • Fiber Crafter • Sports Lover • Amateur Astrologer
“If we want to build a truly just and equitable world, we need more people willing to look at things from multiple perspectives. Travel and study abroad are two of the best ways I know to become one of those people.”
Education
AJ holds a doctorate in sociology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he completed a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and in women’s and gender studies, and a master’s degree in philosophy from American University in Washington, D.C.
Travel Experience
AJ first studied abroad in high school as part of a three-week exchange program to Munich, Germany. In college, he spent one semester in the Netherlands at the University of Maastricht and a second at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on a Killam Fellowship. AJ also loves to travel for work and pleasure—his favorite trips so far have been to Moscow, Russia; Israel; and Victoria, Canada.
Did You Know?
AJ tends to set goals in multiples of 100—read 100 books in a year (2019), complete 100 consecutive days of sewing (2020), and to run 1,000 miles before he turns 35 (in 2021).
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