Joye Gordon

Associate professor of mass communications and journalism

Joye Gordon, associate professor of mass communications and journalism at the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Kansas State University, leads the public relations sequence and studies risk communication — communication about physical hazards.

From hurricanes to foodborne illness, Gordon’s research questions what communication practices best facilitate protective action among populations. She has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally at venues and has an active record of publications, grant awards and mentoring graduate students.

Her recent research interests have included studies examining the alliances and tension that exist between journalists and public relations professionals. Of particular interest, several studies have explored the ethicality of news subsidization.

Throughout her career, Gordon also has been very active in researching and communicating about food-related hazards. She is an affiliate faculty member with the Food Science Institute at Kansas State University as well as the university’s Master of Public Health program. She maintains active membership in the Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Communication Association and the Society of Risk Analysis.

Gordon received her bachelor's degree in finance from Nicholls State University in 1987. She received her master's degree in communication/public relations from Louisiana-Lafayette University in 1990 and her doctorate from Purdue University in 1999.

Gordon can be contacted at 785-532-3954 or gordon@k-state.edu.