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Joshua Danaher
Assistant Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Joshua Danaher studied Communication at Arizona State University and earned a Bachelor's degree, as well as a Master's degree. Joshua is passionate about communication and dialogue (interpersonal communication, family communication, philosophy of communication, intercultural communication), particularly in crisis/conflict situations and in conversations between disparate worldviews. Before coming to Grand Canyon, he worked as an adjunct professor in the Maricopa Community Colleges, as a public relations/communication specialist at Pathways Platform Corporation, as a subcontractor in the pool design/construction business, and in several service industry positions. Joshua was also involved in a leadership capacity in Young Life at Arizona State University; organizing mission trips to Costa Rica, Peru, and Mexico. During his graduate studies, Joshua engaged in research communities focused on communication advocacy and benefiting the broader community surrounding ASU's West campus.

As a professor, Joshua interacts with scholars' ideas as well as students' ideas and tries to facilitate a deep connection between the two. One method of challenging students to grow is by providing alternative points of view and getting them to see that the ideas with which they are so familiar have come up against challenges throughout history. When students engage with these challenges, they become more critical and well-rounded in their thinking. In his free time, Joshua enjoys reading, hiking, lifting weights, and being with friends. Travel is also an important facet of Joshua’s life, as he has traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand, and all of the major cities in the United States.