Instructor, Director of Forensics & Director of Public Speaking
Campus Phone: 785-532-6790
Campus Address: 227A Nichols Hall
MA in Rhetoric-Communication, Kansas State University 1985
BS in Rhetoric-Communication, Kansas State University 1982
Criticism of Public Discourse (rhetorical criticism)
Freedom of Speech
Coaching and Directing
Honors Public Speaking I
I'm an undergraduate jack of all trades for the division. Besides the classes listed above, I've taught five other service classes over the years. Besides teaching, my main responsibility is running the K-State individual events forensics team, Speech Unlimited. We've finished every year since 1992 in the top 20 in the nation, and we've continued to have national finalists and champions pretty much every year. My main coaching interests are the public speaking events. I especially enjoy Communication Analysis. K-State has more CA national champions than any school in the nation.
When I'm not teaching I like to take advantage of the outdoor recreational opportunities around Manhattan. I bike the linear trail, go fly fishing at the local lakes, and I've lost more than my share of golf balls over the years.