Jeannie Hunt, President
Department of Speech Communication
Yellowstone Building, Room 210
Powell, Wyoming 82435
Jeannie Hunt is the Director of Forensics at Northwest College. She has been teaching and coaching for the past 19 years at the high school and college level. She began her education at and competed for Northwest College, where her passion for access to education and competition through the community college began. In addition to teaching and coaching, she is responsible for providing bystander intervention and sexual violence prevention training on her campus.
Contact Jeannie about:
General info, joining NPDA, procedural questions, and to register complaints under the NPDA Anti-Harassment & Violence Policy.
David Worth, Vice-President
School of Humanities, Room MS 333
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
Dr. Worth is the Director of the George R. Brown Forensics Society and Lecturer in the School of Humanities. He has been at Rice since 2002. He has been coaching intercollegiate speech and debate since 1993. He has taught a wide variety of students, from high school to traditional and “nontraditional” community college and university students, to military personnel both at home and abroad. His research interests are in pedagogy of forensics, critical-cultural studies of communication, communication and space, philosophy of communication, and rhetorical theory.
Contact David about:
NPDA All-American Awards, submitting Nationals topics, NPDA officer elections/nominations, Nationals hosting bids and Harassment/Violence Awareness & Prevention Training
Darren Elliot, Executive Secretary
KCKCC – Kansas City Kansas Community College
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
LL HUM 2172
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
Email: Office: 913-288-7295
Contact Darren about:
Season-long sweepstakes, tournament sanctioning, and business meeting items.
Phil Sharp, Treasurer
University of Nevada, Reno
Communication Studies Department
1664 N Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (360) 747-2944
Phil is the Director of Forensics at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his education from Western Washington University, where he debated and then coached for a total of 6 years, and the University of Montana, where he coached for 2 years. Throughout the years, Phil has spent summers working various parli coops, including Wyoming, Drury, Western Washington, University of Pacific, and Azusa Pacific. He has coached regular season champions, tournament champions and top
speakers at NPDA and NPTE. He spent one year teaching debate to students in Korea in 2006-07. His wish is that every student could experience forensics. It is life enhancing.
Contact Phil about:
Membership applications and dues, trophies, and other financial matters.
National Student Representatives
Fiker Tesfaye – Texas Tech University
Michael Middleton, National Tournament Director
University of Utah
Department of Communication
255 Central Campus Drive, Room 2512
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Dr. Middleton is the Director of the John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah. Mike has over twenty years of forensics experience, including experience competing and coaching at both high school and collegiate levels. Over the last five years, Mike has helped revitalize the over 150-year-old tradition of forensics at the University of Utah.
Contact Mike about:
Invitation to NPDA Nationals, Nationals registration, or other business related to the National tournament
TBD – Ombudsperson/Sexual Harassment Officer
Contact Ombudsperson/SHO about:
Issues related to rules violations and/or violations of the NPDA Anti-Harassment/Violence Policy during the National Tournament.