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Communication Faculty


Communication Staff
Ann Rudoff, Chris Kennedy, Linda Linn

(Not Pictured: Our Part-time instructors include Rhonda Gamble, Dave Gutierrez,
Anthony Legerski, Karla Stirling, and Teisha Vest)

Chris KennedyChris Kennedy
Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: 307-382-1728
Office: 1410

Hello! I am Chris Kennedy, Associate Professor of Communication. I have been teaching at Western since 1988. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my Master’s degree in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Montana in Missoula. I have done additional graduate work in communication at the University of Maine in Orono and at Temple University. I have also received training in conflict mediation from organizations such as the Nebraska Mediation Association. I like many aspects in the study of communication, but my favorites pertain to interpersonal communication, gender, and conflict. I belong to the National Communication Association,  the International Listening Association, and at assorted conventions I have presented research papers regarding protest music, listening, silence, and humor.

If you’d like to chat with me about Western, communication, or other topics, please feel free to call me!


Linda LinnLinda Linn
Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: 307-382-1754
Office: 1417

Linda Linn, Ph.D. University of Utah 2000, has been teaching a combination of journalism courses and writing, speech, technical writing, and rhetorical argument in academic writing over the last 15 years. She also has been advising and coaching students for the WWCC campus newspaper for the last four years. She is an associate professor of communication.

She is also a 25-year-career journalist, spending nearly a decade as a newspaper editor, is a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists, recently took diversity training at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and belongs to the Association of Educators of Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Her dissertation is a study of Civic and Public Journalism methodology at The Salt Lake Tribune.

She welcomes all students to her classes.

Ann Rudolph

Ann Rudoff
Assistant Professor of Communication
Phone: 308-382-1679
Office: 1343

Hello! I am Ann Rudoff and I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations  and Speech from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND; and went on to earn my Master of Arts in Speech with a minor emphasis in Counseling and Guidance also at the University of North Dakota. My interests in communication study are many, however some of my favorite areas include non-verbal, intercultural, interpersonal communication; public speaking  and any other topics that challenge us to “think outside the box” with our everyday communication exchanges with people from all walks of life. For approximately 15 years I was an adjunct instructor of Communication courses at WWCC, before joining the full time ranks here! At the present time I am the Humanities Division Chair, along with my teaching responsibilities. For professional development I  belong to the National Communication Association and the National School Board Association.

I have lived in seven states; traveled in all but three of the United States, and have traveled in both Poland and France! I enjoy discussing life in general- so stop by and we can talk about different cultures, sports, WWCC, or anything you have on your mind! If my door is open, and the light is on- I am not far away!


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