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Ann Rudoff Ann Rudoff
Associate Professor of Communication
Office: 1343
Phone: 307-382-1679
E-Mail: arudoff@westernwyoming.edu

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!



Kami Danaei Kami Danaei
Assistant Professor of Communication
Office:
Phone: 307-382-1728
E-Mail: kdanaei@westernwyoming.edu

Greetings! My name is Dr. Kami Danaei, I am a Wyoming native and am originally from Kemmerer, Wyoming, where our claim to fame is the first J.C. Penney store and the world's largest fossil quarry. After graduating from Kemmerer High School, I attended a community college right here in Wyoming, Central Wyoming College. There I earned two associate degrees, served as a Resident Assistant in housing and served as Student Senate President. I was a first-generation college student and starting off at a community college was certainly the right step for me. Then I transferred to the University of Idaho and completed a Bachelor of Science in communication with a minor in psychology, while continuing to work as a Resident Assistant and Area Assistant. While at UI, I became a teaching assistant and was awarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant, which is when I knew I wanted to teach full-time in higher education. I then attended the University of Wyoming and earned my Master of Arts in communication. My thesis discussed the agenda setting theory and how hurricane Katrina was portrayed in the media.

After graduating from UW, I started working at Laramie County Community College and quickly started working on my Doctor of Education from the University of Wyoming. I have been an adjunct instructor in communication for 10 years at three different institutions in Wyoming (LCCC, UW, and WWCC). I became a Rock Springs resident in January of 2014. In May 2018 I completed my Ed.D. with a dissertation documenting a case study of a community college that was implementing a required formalized mentoring program for its adjunct faculty. I love to travel and experience new things. I have been to almost half the US States and nine countries. I hope both these numbers continue to climb! When not traveling I can be found curled up with a good book. I attend and present at ongoing educational programs to strengthen my skills and keep abreast of current research in higher education and in the field of communication. I have given presentations at Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Conference and Popular Culture Annual Conferences. To end with one of my favorite quotes, "To change the way we communicate is to change society." - Clay Shirkley






For more information, contact Ann Rudoff at (307) 382-1679 or arudoff@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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