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About the Coach

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 University 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 provost for faculty development and scholarship.