Sarah J. Young, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies at Indiana University, where she is currently serving as interim chair.
She has 11 years of experience administering and programming campus intramural sport programs and teaches legal aspects and HR management courses to undergraduate and graduate students in public, non-profit, and community recreation.
Dr. Young has published over 85 journal articles and book chapters in sport and recreation publications, and has given more than 95 presentations at professional conferences including invited teaching presentations at regional, national, and international venues.
Her research interests are youth sport management, legal issues in recreation and sport, risk management, sport and health issues, and scholarship of teaching. Dr. Young is co-PI on the Youth Enrichment Through Sport (YES) Africa project, a 3-year program that utilizes recreational sport to communicate healthy living messages to underserved boys and girls in Africa.
Currently, the program operates in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal, and Malawi.
She is coauthor of Case Studies in Sport Law published by Human Kinetics and Mastering the Job Search Process published by Jones and Bartlett. She is currently the president of the Sport and Recreation Law Association and a member of the National Intramural Recreational Sport Association and the National Recreation and Park Association.