Director of Speech and Debate
School of Communication and Media
Office: UHB 3023
Tim has been the coach and director of speech and debate at UIS since August of 2018. Previously, he was the director of speech and debate at the University of Kentucky, a team he founded in the fall of 2012. Over six years, he propelled the team to a top ten ranking at the Pi Kappa Delta national tournament for four consecutive seasons (2015-2018), coached two national champions at those same tournaments, and hosted the 2016 national competition. His students have been recognized in nearly every speech category at nationals and he enjoys coaching all event formats including interpretation, public address, limited preparation, and debate. Tim has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Kentucky and is completing a PhD in communication from UK.