Joy Young

Joy Young

Name:  Joy Young
Title:  Adjunct Faculty
Education:  Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Johnson University
M.A., Voice Performance, Hunter College
E-mail:  youngja@winthrop.edu
Area(s):  Arts administration

As executive director of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Joy Young is a leader who is committed to shaping strategy, as well as developing and executing proactive and quantifiable arts and cultural-based initiatives that address priority issues such as economic and community development. She advocates for arts funding, policy development and reform, and implements initiatives and programs that support the vision that the arts and culture are recognized by all as essential for quality of life. Dr. Young brings to her work national experience as a grant reviewer with the National Endowment for the Arts and a committee member of Grantmakers in the Arts. 

Joy has more than 25 years of experience in the arts as a vocalist, arts administrator, and an academic. She is a recitalist, voice teacher, and background vocalist. She began her career at the South Carolina Arts Commission directing leadership and organizational development, cultural tourism, and arts entrepreneurship programs. She later became Director of Administration, Human Resources, and Operations, responsible for the efficiency and success of agency business functions. Her work in academia includes adjunct teaching at Benedict College and the University of South Carolina, guest lecturer at Coastal Carolina University and College of Charleston, and contributor to research and textbook development. 

Joy holds a Bachelor of Arts in music, a Master of Arts in voice performance, a certificate in human resources law relations and mediation, and a Ph.D. in organizational leadership. Her service to the nonprofit sector began as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow with Communities in Schools of South Carolina and as Director of Training and Technical Assistance at the South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Joy’s combination of education and experience brings both strength of practice and direct application, which are critical for leading in the public sector arts and cultural industries.

Courses Taught

ARTA 610: Leadership, Management, and Organizational Structure (online and in-seat)

Last updated by houghw 08/27/2020

Last Updated: 8/27/20