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Department of Communication Staff

Gary Hughes, Ph.D.
Gary Hughes, Ph.D.
- Senior Instructor / Department Classroom Technology Coordinator

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

Advanced Public Speaking

Small Group Communication

Law and Ethics of Strategic Communication

Strategies for Teaching 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. He then had further graduate studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and at Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. 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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