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Forensics Team University of Illinois Springfield

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Meet Our Coaches

Nikki OvercashNikki Overcash
Instructor – Capital Scholars Honors Program
M.A. in English – University of Illinois Springfield (2007)

Email: nover01s@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-8531
Office: LRH 108

A part of the Forensics Team at UIS from 2002 – 2004, Nikki has returned to lead the new crop of speech students and has been incredibly impressed by the immense amount of talent present on this year’s team. Nikki coaches every facet of Forensics, including Interpretive, Limited Preparation, and Public Address.

EricEric Woods
Office Manager – Capital Scholars Honors Program
M.A. in Communication – University of Illinois Springfield (2013)

Email: ewood5@uis.edu
Phone: (217) 206-7246
Office: LRH 101

Forensics was a new experience for Eric, as he had never been part of a speech team in high school or college. However, Eric does bring 15 years of experience in theatre, and as a former president of Toastmasters, brings a proficiency in public speaking and speech evaluation. He assists with After Dinner Speaking as well as the performance-based (interpretive) speeches.