Kimberly Young

Kimberly Young

Jandoli School of Communication
Program Director, Master's in Strategic Leadership program

Academic Degrees

  • 1995: Fellow, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., Department of Psychiatry
  • 1994: Intern, Cleveland V.A. Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Department of Psychology
  • 1994: Psy.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.; Emphasis: behavioral medicine and neuropsychology
  • 1992: M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa., Major: clinical psychology
  • 1988, B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., Jacobs School of Management; Major: business administration; Concentrations: finance and management information systems

Professional Background

Dr. Young is an internationally acknowledged expert and pioneer on Internet addiction and digital detoxification. She is licensed psychologist and she founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995. She has published more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, and four books on Internet addiction. Her research has shown cognitive behavior therapy is effective in curing various forms of Internet-related problems.

Dr. Young's research has been cited by hundreds of media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, CNN, NPR, The London Times, USA Today, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. She has been a keynote speaker at dozens of conferences and universities.

Dr. Young has taught in St. Bonaventure's School of Business since 2002 and recently joined the faculty in the university's Russell J. Jandoli School of Communication.

She received the Alumni Ambassador Award for Outstanding Achievement from her alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Young brings to the program her background as a psychologist and consultant, which makes for a unique contribution to the field of leadership. She maintains a pulse on organizational trends through her consulting firm with respect to employee Internet use policies, practices, and procedures. Much of her work involves dilemmas that organizations face from both managerial and technical perspectives.

She consults in the U.S. and abroad for profits and nonprofits, including IBM, Corning Corporation, and the CIA, on new trends in the management field in training, employee development, and policy development with respect to technology management.

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