Dr. Richard Edwards

E-mail: Richard_Edwards@Baylor.edu 

Phone: 254-710-6924 

Office: Castellaw Communications Center 154 

Department: Communication Studies

BIC Courses: World of Rhetoric I


A Professor of Communication Studies at Baylor University, Dr. Edwards holds a Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Iowa. Dr. Edwards specializes in the history of American public address, argument theory, and forensics pedagogy. He is currently the vice president of the American Forensic Association. Dr. Edwards is a former director of the debate program at Baylor University and has served as the director of Northwestern University’s summer institute in forensics. He is the director of the American Debate Association’s national tournament, and has written the software (Tab Room on the PC) used to operate most speech and debate tournaments in the United States, Eastern Europe, and throughout the Asian Pacific Rim. Dr. Edwards’ most recent book (2008) is Competitive Debate: The Official Guide. Visit www.baylor.edu/Richard_Edwards for details.