Assistant Professor of English
Phone: ext. 2227

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ed.D. Leadership & Administration, Indiana University of PA 2011
  • M.A. Instructional Leadership, Centenary University 1999
  • Certification of ESL, Fairleigh Dickinson University 1999
  • B.A. English, Certification in Education, Centenary University 1996


Dr. Arlene Young began her academic career at Centenary in 1996 as the International Liaison where she oversaw the academic and physical needs of international students at Centenary.  In that capacity, she also represented Centenary abroad while helping to create and formulate articulation agreements with colleges and universities in Spain, Japan, and Korea. During her time as International Liaison, she served as an adjunct instructor of freshmen English and ESL courses.  Later, she became a full-time faculty member teaching Composition and Rhetoric, as well as Academic Foundation course.

Dr. Young was chairperson of the Institution’s President’s Advisory Council, chairperson of the Council’s Nominating Committee and has been a member since 1996. She is currently serving another term as chair of the President’s Advisory Council. Dr. Young is a founding member and faculty advisor of the Centenary University chapter of the Lion’s Club.  She and her husband are lifelong residents of New Jersey and own and operate Shadow Morgan Farm, a Morgan horse farm in rural, northwest New Jersey.


Dr. Young’s Doctoral Dissertation focused on the Learning Styles of international students.  The results of her study provide reasons for an optimistic assessment of the response of Asian students to their new learning environment, as well as for a positive evaluation of the response of the instructional staff to the learning style differences of Asian students.  Dr. Young has been published in The Journal of International Students where she also served as an assistant editor.