Kay Yoon, Ph.D.

 Kay Yoon, Ph.D.

Kay Yoon, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies / Associate Professor
ACAD 515


Kay Yoon joined the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the fall of 2017 as an associate professor. Previously, she taught at DePaul University for 11 years. She studies how people share knowledge and information in collaborative processes and how much knowledge sharing affects the performance of work teams in organizations. Her research investigates cognitive, communicative, and sociocultural barriers to effective knowledge-sharing processes and how those barriers could be mitigated. She teaches a broad range of topic areas within the realm of Team and Organizational Communication at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including Team Processes, Leadership, Diversity, and Virtual Teams.


  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea


  • COMM 2440: Leadership Theory and Practice
  • COMM 3150: Communication Competency in Teams
  • COMM 3240: Business and Professional Communication