Kelsey Lahr, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies
(805) 565-6156

Office Location

Deane Hall 101

Office Available

Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00-2:00 pm 
and by appointment

Research Interests

National parks and environmental issues


Kelsey Lahr, a 2011 graduate, joined the Westmont Communication Studies Department in 2017 to help cover for a sabbatical leave. She recently received her master's degree in communication from the University of Utah, and has spent several years in Yosemite as a park ranger. The national parks—and other environmental themes—have been focal points of her research. She just received a top paper award at the National Communication Association's 2017 conference in the Rhetoric and Public Address Division. Her paper was entitled "'Rapid and Dramatic Change': Precautionary Rhetoric and Climate Change Communication in Yosemite National Park."