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James Ndone, PhD

Assistant Professor - Communication, Media, & Culture

Contact James Ndone, PhD
843-349-2725 jndone@coastal.edu

Brittain Hall (BRTH) 308

Spring 2023 Office Hours
Mondays 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:00pm
*Please email for an appointment. 

"Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Dr. James Ndone teaches courses in public relations and organizational communication. He is a quantitative researcher with an emphasis on experimental research designs. Originally from Kenya, James received his bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism (first-class honors) from Moi University (Kenya). Before attending graduate school, he worked in both journalism and public relations in Kenya. His job as a public relations manager at Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) made him develop an interest in crisis communication. Ndone received his master’s degree (MA) in communication from Illinois State University and worked there as an instructor for a year before joining the Missouri School of Journalism for doctoral studies, graduating in May 2021. Ndone has taught classes that show the intersection of journalism and PR. He is bilingual and can speak and write both English and Kiswahili.  


Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2021
M.A., Illinois State University, 2017
B. Sc., Moi University (Kenya), 2013


  • Ndone, J., & Park, J. (2022). Crisis communication: The mediating role of cognitive and affective empathy in the relationship between crisis type and crisis response strategy on post-crisis reputation and forgiveness. Public Relations Review, 48(1), 102136 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2021.102136 

Program Affiliations

Graduate Studies

Teaching Areas

Public relations, crisis communication, quantitative research, and organizational communication 

Research Areas

Emotional crisis communication, experimental research