COUNSELORS

 

Camp Director Dr. Aaron Duncan

Aaron is the Director of Speech & Debate for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He is a 12 time Nebraska State Champion and a former collegiate national finalist in Extemporaneous, Impromptu, After Dinner, and Original Oratory.  Under his leadership the UNL Speech and Debate team has advanced more than 100 events to out rounds at national tournaments, won seven consecutive Big Ten Conference Tournament titles, and produced multiple individual national champions.

Matt Davis (middle) accepts Pi  Kappa Delta Bruno E. Jacob Trophy at National Speech & Debate Association Tournament 

Matt Davis (middle) accepts Pi  Kappa Delta Bruno E. Jacob Trophy at National Speech & Debate Association Tournament 

Matt Davis – Director of Public Address

Matt is the former head speech coach at Lincoln East High School.  He has coached 17 state championship teams, 160 state finalists (including 66 champs), and 170 national qualifiers (including more than 30 to outrounds).  He has coached students to finals at Harvard, Stanford, Marshall (MN), Apple Valley (MN), Glenbrooks (IL) and other prestigious national tournaments, as well as the Extemporaneous Tournament of Champions, National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament, National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament, and the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions.

Craig Brown – Director of Extemporaneous Speaking

Craig is the Director of Individual Events at Kansas State University.   During his time as director he has coached three individual national champions in extemporaneous speaking.  Craig is chair of the Extemporaneous Question Writing Committee and Co-Chair of the Extemporaneous Preparation Room for the American Forensics Association's National Individual Events Tournament.     

 

Dr. Allison Bonander – Director of Interpretation

Allison is the Associate Director of Speech & Debate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She is a former national finalist in prose interpretation, duo, interpretation, and informative speaking.  During her time at the University of Alabama and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she has coached numerous national outrounders and multiple national champions. 

Mallory Marsh - Assistant Director of Interpretation 

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Mallory is an assistant speech coach and PhD candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  As a collegiate competitor she advanced to national outrounds in prose interpretation, duo interpretation, communication analysis, and rhetorical criticism.  Before coming to Nebraska she served as the Director of Forensics at Bethel college in Newton, Kansas and an assistant speech coach at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  She has coached numerous collegiate competitors to national outrounds, including national champions in prose interpretation, poetry interpretation, and and impromptu speaking.   

Jordan Johnson - Assistant Director of Public Speaking

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Jordan is an assistant speech coach and PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  In college, she competed for Doane University and advanced persuasive speaking, extemporaneous speaking, communication analysis, impromptu speaking, and after dinner speaking to state and national outrounds.  Prior to coaching the Husker Speech & Debate Team, Jordan served two years as the Assistant Director of Forensics at Casper College in Wyoming and as an assistant speech coach at Kansas State University.  As a coach, Jordan has coached multiple national outrounders, finalist, and champions in extemporaneous speaking, persuasive speaking, and impromptu speaking.  

 

UNL Forensics Team

Members of the University of Nebraska Speech Team will also serve as counselors for the camp. The team recently placed 9th in the nation at the American Forensics Association’s National Tournament.  In recent years UNL has produced national champions in Persuasive Speaking, Informative Speaking, Program Oral Interpretation, and Prose Interpretation.