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About the Coaches

Associate Professor Keith WymaKeith Wyma is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. Specializing in ethics, he earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, in 1997. His research areas include virtue ethics, and arguments linking moral obligation to self-interest. His book, Crucible of Reason (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004), addresses weakness of will and how we can be torn from our moral standards by misdirected desires. His recently finished book, Streetsmart Ethics (forthcoming), deals with virtue ethics in the profession of investment advising. In addition to teaching ethics and social-political philosophy at Whitworth, he co-coaches the school's national champion (2012) Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team. He also co-chairs a campus-wide-required, interdisciplinary course on applied ethics and public policy, and is a member of the steering committee for Whitworth's Ethics Center.

Professor Mike Ingram
Whitworth Professor of Communication Studies Mike Ingram competed in speech and debate in high school and college, and earned a Ph.D. in rhetoric and public address at Ohio University. He coached forensics at Carson-Newman College and Ohio University before coming to Whitworth in 1988. His teams have placed in the top 20 at National Forensics Association speech tournaments, and in the top 10 at national tournaments for the International Public Debate Association, the National Christian College Forensics Association, and the National Parliamentary Debate Association. Ingram has served in leadership roles in several forensics organizations; at Whitworth, he has chaired the communication studies department and has served a seven-year appointment as associate dean of academic affairs.


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