Calen McKinney began teaching at Campbellsville University in spring 2008.
| Calen McKinney
Born and raised in Campbellsville, she attended the Campbellsville school system. She graduated from Campbellsville High School in 2001.
After one semester at Western Kentucky University, McKinney came home to finish her journalism degree at Campbellsville University in 2005. She was the recipient of the department's Journalism Award for Excellence.
During her college years, McKinney worked on the Campus Times newspaper staff as a staff writer and editor. She also worked part-time for the Central Kentucky News-Journal, the newspaper in Campbellsville, as a court reporter.
She began working full-time as a staff writer for the CKNJ in May 2005 and maintains that employment today. McKinney’s beat includes county government, crime, feature and news stories. The CKNJ is owned by Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc.
McKinney has received numerous awards for writing and photography from Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc. as well as the Kentucky Press Association.
McKinney went back to WKU in spring 2006 and completed her master of arts in communication degree in December 2007.
She has three cats, Jacob, Julie and Jennie, enjoys going to movies, shopping and attending concerts – mostly of the country music variety.
Her research interests center on the effect of horror movies on teenagers and adults and how victims of crimes form relationships after being victimized.
McKinney says she has enjoyed teaching at CU.
“I enjoy meeting new students and hope to teach them that communication isn’t just common sense and is a fundamental and essential part of our everyday lives,” she said. “Hopefully, in my classes, students can use the communication skills I teach them to better themselves in whatever facet of life they choose.”
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