Kevin T. Jones

Kevin T. Jones, PhD

Professor of Communication Arts



Kevin T. Jones has been teaching at the college level for more than 30 years and has served various communication organizations in a variety of ways. Kevin is the past president of the Religious Communication Association and is currently a member of the board of directors of the Christianity and Communication Studies Network and vice president for the Northwest Communication Association.

Kevin earned his BA in communication studies from Biola University, his MA in speech communication from the University of California at Fullerton, and his PhD in rhetoric and public address from Louisiana State University.

Kevin taught at Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) and Chapman University (Calif.) before coming to George Fox University in 2008. He teaches courses such as Public Speaking, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Small Group Communication, and Spiritual and Ethical Dimensions of Communication.

When not in the classroom, Kevin engages in research and scholarship in rhetoric and pop culture. His publication topics have ranged from the role of televised debates in the presidential election process, to the September 11th Missing Person posters, to the religious rhetoric of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. Kevin is currently involved in exploring communication skill deficiencies in at-risk middle school students and writing curriculum to address those deficiencies.

Kevin serves as the department adviser to Lambda Pi Eta – the national communication honor society. Kevin is an avid bicyclist and lives in Newberg with his wife Michelle and their four children. They attend and are all involved in Newberg Friends Church.