Mr. Adam Key















M.A. Sam Houston State University

M.I.S Stephen F. Austin State University 

B.A. Stephen F. Austin State University 

Academic career: I have been involved in competitive forensics as a competitor and a coach for over a decade. I began my coaching career in 2008 at Sam Houston State University in Texas. Within four years, I had built a team to more than 20 members and 11 national titles. I am a multiple time national champion in Public Debate and the youngest recipient of the International Public Debate Association's (IPDA) Bennett Strange Coach of the Year award. I recently completed my term as Chair of the IPDA Governing Board. I specialize in debate and public address. My primary areas of research are forensics pedagogy, public discourse, nonverbal and semiotic communication, and protest/political rhetoric. 

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