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Director: Joe Gantt

Joe is the Director of Forensics at Lewis & Clark College. The 2016-2017 academic year will be his twelfth year as a director and fifth at Lewis & Clark, after previous positions with Rocky Mountain College and Texas Tech University. Joe has been involved with forensics for over twenty  years, with competition and coaching experience at both the high school and college level.  Joe previously directed the program at Texas Tech University, where his debate teams won national championships of the National Parliamentary Debate Association in 2008 and 2010 and finished in 2nd place at the 2012 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence. At Texas Tech, 22 of Joe’s teams qualified for the NPTE, and that success continued at Lewis & Clark, winning the 2014 NPTE and qualifying 16 teams in just four years. Joe has also been involved in leadership of many national organizations, including the Presidency of the NPDA and NPTE. Joe also worked closely with high schools in Texas, serving as a member and then consultant to the University Interscholastic League’s Lincoln-Douglas Advisory Committee.

Additional staff postings will be available as the camp gets closer. Last year’s staff included over 230 years of debate experience, with coaches and students from top programs in the region and nationally.




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