Gary Hughes, Ph. D.
Basic Course Director, Department Classroom Technology Coordinator, Instructor II
Office: FAC 104
Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication (including Learning Communities and Honors sections)
Advanced Public Speaking
Small Group Communication
Computer Mediated 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.
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