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Erica Young Reitz

Erica Young Reitz

Lecturer in English

017 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Thursday: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
  • M, W, F by appointment
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Professional Bio

Erica Young Reitz holds a masters in higher education from Geneva College where she received the Master of Arts in Higher Education Scholarship Award for her graduate research and paper. Her focus on The Senior Year Transition fueled her first book, After College, and her writing on the topic has appeared in numerous publications.

During her 14 years in student development work, Erica founded and directed Senior EXIT, a one year program that prepares students for life after college (in areas such as managing transitions, preparing for work/career, finding community, making decisions, relating to parents/family, managing finances, and more). Through training workshops, coaching, and consulting, Erica continues to resource faculty and staff across the nation who want to equip students for life after college.

In addition to teaching for the English Department, Erica serves as an adjunct faculty member for Geneva College’s master’s in higher education program.