Wendy Raney is a scholarly assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Raney teaches Writing in Communication (Com 300), Reporting Across Platforms (Comjour 333), Sports Journalism (Comjour 487) and Strategic Sports Writing (Comstrat 475).

Raney graduated from Vassar college with a BS in history and then went on to receive her Masters in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Her professional experience before teaching ranges from being a traditional newspaper reporter to public information officer in the Montana state government and editor of “We Proceeded On,” a scholarly journal of western expansion history.

Raney’s favorite class to teach is sports journalism. She enjoys getting students into real-world situations, so they can apply what they are learning in the classroom and get feedback, she said.

“I tell my students to take charge of their education. If they have questions, ask them. If there is something they want to learn, find someone to teach it,” she said. “This experience can be as rewarding as they want it to be. I’m here to help with that.”

Wendy was born and raised in Montana, where she met her husband, who manages WSU’s Beef Cattle Operations. She and her husband have three school-aged children.

Bio by Madison Irving, Strategic Communication – Public Relations ’20