Josh Yates

Executive Director, Ormond Center; Consulting Faculty
0038 Langford
(919) 613-5344

Josh Yates is executive director of the Ormond Center for Thriving Congregations and Communities at Duke Divinity School and founder and CEO of the national nonprofit, Thriving Cities Group. Trained as a cultural sociologist, Dr. Yates weaves together two decades of academic research and socially-based practice in an ongoing quest to ask and answer the question: What does it mean and take for communities to thrive in the contemporary world? Prior to coming to Duke Divinity, Josh was research assistant professor of sociology at the University of Virginia and on the faculty of UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.