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Joy YorkJoy A York

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3443
Fax: 509.777.4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 108


Ph.D., Gonzaga University

M.S., Eastern Washington University

B.A., Whitworth University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Interpersonal communication; instructional communication; organizational communication and leadership

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications include: 

  • Mikkelson, A. C., York, J. A., & Arritola, J. (2015). Communication competence, leadership behaviors, and employee outcomes in supervisor-employee relationships. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 78(3) 336–354.

Presentations include:

  • “The Changing Landscape of Higher Ed: The Impact of Online Courses on Four-year Religiously-Affiliated Universities.” Research presented July 21, 2013 at the Colloquium on Technology and Leadership Studies, Gonzaga University (2013).
  • “To Know As We Are Known: An Application of I/Thou to Higher Education.” Paper presented March, 22, 2013 at the Leadership Studies Student Research Symposium, Gonzaga University (2013).
  • “The Transformational Process of Identification: A Message Model for Volunteer Recruitment.” Thesis research presented at Student Research & Creative Works Symposium, Eastern Washington University (2010).
  • “The Predictability of Chaos.” Paper presented at a conference for the Northwest Communication Conference, Coeur D’Lene, Idaho (2009). Paper presented at Student Research & Creative Works Symposium, Eastern Washington University (2009).          


  • Laureate Society Member, Whitworth University (2007-2008)   
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Eastern Washington University (2008-2010)
  • Lecturer Faculty of the Year, Whitworth University (2012-2013)
  • Most Influential Professor of the Year, Whitworth University (2013-2014)