DepartmentsSchool of Fine Arts and Communication
Division of Communication
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  • Ph.D., Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • M.A., Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • B.A., Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California

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Joy Qualls, associate professor of communication studies, is an associate professor of Communication Studies and the Associate Dean for the Division of Communication within the School of Fine Arts and Communication. Qualls is an alumna of Vanguard University and Regent University, where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate, respectively in communication studies, with research emphases in religious and political rhetoric. Most recently Joy served at Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. Joy is active in the National Communication Association and the Religious Communication Association. She is also a member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. In addition, she serves on a national advisory committee for the Network for Women Ministers, part of the General Council of the Assemblies of God. Her research agenda includes studies on gender and church leadership, evangelical political rhetoric and rhetoric in the age of tolerance. Joy has been married to her husband Kevin for more than 10 years, and they have two children.


National Communication Association

Society for Pentecostal Studies

Christianity and Communication Studies Network


All Such as Speak by the Spirit and Power of the Lord Jesus: Margaret Fell’s Theology of Feminine Rhetoric, Ancient-Future Communication: Communication Wisdom from Influential Christian Thinkers and Theologians throughout History, Qualls, Joy E. A. Forthcoming 2016

Women as Assemblies of God Church Planters, Using a Missional Helix for Purposeful Action: An Historical Overview, Brill Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies Volume on Women in Leadership, Crabtree, Loralie Robinson & Joy E. A. Qualls, Boston: Brill, Forthcoming 2016

“The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable” Book Review, Qualls, Joy E. A., Enrichment Journal, Fall 2013


Qualls, Joy E. A. & Melinda Booze, “Is Persuasion Necessary? Pedagogy and Practice of Persuasion as a Valid Rhetorical Methodology in an Age of Tolerance” Paper Presentation and Panel Organizer.

Qualls, Joy. E. A. “How We Talk About Gender Matters: What Evangelical Women Want in the Home, Society, and the Church” Paper presented at the 2014 National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Qualls, Joy E. A., Swanson, Brena, Temple Christine, and Donaldson, Erin-Rae. Kelton, Mark B., Richardson, Ian. “Comparison of Communication Styles Between U.S. College Debaters & Qatari College Debaters.” Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate, and the Pedagogy of Empowerment, Doha, Qatar

Andrick, Joy E. A. “Language, Self, & the Rhetorical Ethics of Spin: A Study in Perspective.” Paper presented at the 2005 Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Public Relations and Communication

The Articulate Person I, II, & III

Communication Ethics

Gender Communication

Rhetoric: Effective Communication

Frameworks Interdisciplinary Core: Order & Disorder

Argumentation and Debate

Public Speaking & Rhetoric

Political Communication

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Rhetoric
  • Communication
  • Gender Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Civil Discourse
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