Alan Young joined Ensign College at the same time as the announcement of Ensign College in early 2020.
Young has been involved in various aspects of online learning throughout his career, including online curriculum development, online faculty development and online administration – the last 20 years at Brigham Young University-Idaho and BYU-Pathway Worldwide. He enjoys studying how people learn and how to improve the process of helping them learn.
Young received undergraduate degrees from Ricks College and Brigham Young University, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University and did graduate studies in Instructional Technology at the University of Georgia.
Young is a returned missionary from the North Carolina, Charlotte Mission. He currently serves as the Elders Quorum President in his home ward.
Young and his wife Konnie are the parents of four children.