Courtney Wong Davis, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6108
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Courtney Wong Davis, PhD, is an associate professor of communication management at Azusa Pacific University, where she serves as program director and teaches about communication in organizational, small group, and professional contexts.

Her research interests include organizational membership, specifically focused on organizational entry and exit, in addition to intergenerational communication and organizational identification. Her scholarship has been published in the Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly, and The Handbook of Intergroup Communication. Her first book, Leading Small Groups that Thrive: Five Shifts to Take Your Group to the Next Level (Zondervan, 2020), is grounded in social science research and translated to make a practical contribution to equip small group leaders to facilitate individual spiritual growth.

An engaged scholar, Davis also coaches and consults with executives and organizational leaders to explore creative solutions to complex challenges, clarifying individual values, understanding organizational culture, and facilitating confidence in moving in new directions.


  • PhD, Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MA, Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BA, Political Science, University of Southern California
  • BA, Communication, University of Southern California

Academic Areas

  • Communication
    • Department of Communication Studies
  • Honors College


  • Interviewing
  • Organizational membership (socialization, entry and exit)
  • Organizational networks and organizational culture
  • Small group leadership (church and professional contexts)
  • Theology of work and exile
  • Vocation and calling

Courses Taught

  • COMM 211: Professional Communication
  • COMM 230: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 430: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 496: Communication Capstone

Office Hours

Tuesday 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday 2-3 p.m.

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