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Department of Communication Staff

Patricia Witcher, M.A.

Patricia Witcher, M.A.
- Instructor II, Public Relations Program Advising Coordinator


COMM 145:  Fundamentals of Public Speaking & Communication

COMM 161:  Business & Professional Speaking

COMM 263:  Fundamentals of Communication & Culture


B.S., Dietetics, University of Kentucky

M.A., Communication, Western Kentucky University


After receiving my Bachelor’s degree, I worked as a dietitian for six years.  Because I enjoyed the teaching and communication aspects of my job so much, I decided to make a career shift.  I finished my Master’s in Communication in Spring 2002.  I have been teaching at WKU since Fall 2002.

Teaching Interests

I find the relationship between communication and culture, as well as the exchange of ideas and information across cultures, fascinating.  I firmly believe that we can learn so much from each other and develop a greater appreciation for diversity when we take the time to learn about the world around us.  I also enjoy helping students learn skills and strategies for coping with speech anxiety, as well as how crucial organization and a clear development of ideas are when developing a speech topic/idea.   

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