Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Communication Studies > Linn Ann Huntington
BackgroundLinn Ann Huntington, award-winning author, newspaper
columnist and educator, has been the Director of Journalism at Fort Hays
State University since 1990. She oversees a program that
includes print and web journalism, public relations and advertising.
received her BA in Journalism in 1975 and her MA in Journalism and Mass Communication
in 1984, both from the University of Oklahoma. For six years she served
as an editor and reporter for The Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma
City Times. She served as an instructor of journalism and professional
writing at Cameron University (Lawton, OK) for five years before coming to
FHSU in the fall of 1990.
is the author of dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, and for five years
was a "Local Voices" columnist for The Hays Daily News. She
has won awards for both her non-fiction and fiction writing and has been a
contributor to two books. Her short fiction piece, "The Fourth
Wise Man," was published in Guideposts for the Spirit (Ideals
Publications, 2001). One of her newspaper columns was reprinted in the
book, Women and Success (a celebration of truth), (Southern Story
Telling Productions, 2007).
has 18 years experience as a student publications adviser on the collegiate
level, including 13 years as adviser to The University Leader student
newspaper at FHSU. In 2002, the National Federation of Press Women awarded
her second place in the nation as Faculty Adviser of the Year. "That
award, more than any other," she says, "is the one I cherish
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