Western Kentucky University

Department of Communication Staff - Gary Hughes

Gary Hughes, Ph. D.

Gary Hughes, Ph. D.

Bsic Course Co-Director, Department Classroom Technology Coordinator, Instructor

Office:  FAC 104
Phone:  270-745-5202
Email:  gary.hughes@wku.edu


Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication (including Learning Communities and Honors sections)

Advanced Public Speaking

Small Group Communication


Educational Communication

Computer Mediated Communication

Telephonic Communication

Religious Communication


Dr. Hughes received a B.A. in speech communication from WKU, 1980 and a Master of Arts in Communication from WKU in 2002. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 1983. Dr. Hughes received his Ph. D. in Communication from the UK, 2014 with his dissertation: “The Effect of Mediated Immediacy upon State Motivation and Cognitive Learning in an Online Lesson”. He served as senior pastor for twenty years in Carrollton, Maysville, and Auburn, KY. He has also served in the community as a Cub Scout leader (Auburn, KY), member and president of a local Rotary International club (Auburn, KY) founding member and Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Hope House Ministries, Inc. (Bowling Green, KY), and as an elder in his church (Living Hope Baptist Church, Bowling Green, KY).  Dr. Hughes also holds a Rank 1 Certification for Speech (Grades 7-12) in Kentucky. He is a native of Cadiz, KY.

 Last Modified 7/22/13