College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Esther Yook

Esther Yook

Esther Yook

Associate Professor

Intercultural communication, communication education, instructional communication

Esther (Eunkyong) Lee Yook (PhD, University of Minnesota) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University, where she teaches courses in intercultural communication, small group communication, and public speaking. Her research is focused on the intersections of instructional communication and intercultural communication.  She has published over thirty articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, and has published four books as well as a number of book chapters. 

Selected Publications

Yook, E. L. (In press). “English as a Second Language”, Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, Sage Publications.

Yook, E. L. (2015). An Exploratory Cross-cultural Analysis of Communication Apprehension Between French and American Managerial and Non-managerial Employees. Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, 7(4), 1-7.

Atkins-Sayre, W. & Yook, E.L. (Eds). (2015). Communicating Advice:  Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice. Peter Lang Publishers, New York, NY.

Yook, E. L. (2015). A Cross-cultural Comparison of Four Sub-dimensions of Communication Apprehension between Koreans and Americans” International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review, 3.5, pp. 119-123, DOI: 10.14662/IJARER2015.030

Yook, E. L. (2014). “The Effects of Hallyu (Korean Wave) on Korean Transnationals in the U.S.” Asian Communication Research, 11.1-2, 5-21.

Yook, E. L. (2013). Culture shock for Asians in U.S. academia: Breaking the model minority myth. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Yook, E. L. (2013). "An Exploratory Test and Follow-up of the Effects of Intercultural Training: A Possible Means for Reducing Ethnic Conflict?" Journal of Intercultural Communication, vol. 32.

Yook, E. L. & Atkins-Sayre, W. (Eds.).(2012). Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Yook, E. L. (2012). “Teaching Intercultural Communication through Service Learning” Journal of Intercultural Communication, vol. 28.

Yook, E. L. (2002). A Guide to the Basic Course for ESL Students. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Courses Taught

Business and Professional Communication

Introduction to Rhetoric

Intercultural Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Public Speaking

Small Group Communication