Chance York

Chance York

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Assistant Professor
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Chance York (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) is an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University.

Dr. York specializes in quantitative, social scientific research focusing on youth, media, and politics. His specific area of research interest examines the origins or “etiology” of media and communication behavior in genetic traits and parent-child socialization patterns.  In particular, he is interested in knowing how genes and parent socialization of media behaviors in childhood influence our long-term news and political communication habits as well as attendant perceptual, attitudinal, and behavioral effects. On this topic and related topics, Dr. York has published peer-reviewed research in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, PS: Political Science & Politics, Electronic News, and Computers in Human Behavior.

His teaching interests include political communication, research methods, public opinion, and communication theory. 


Research Methods, Political Communication, Communication Theory