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Communication & Journalism Department




Austin Thoma, M. A.

Austin is the Interim Debate Coach and a Temporary Academic Professional Lecturer at the University of Wyoming. Originally from Oregon, he has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Concordia College, a Master's degree in Industrial and Labor relations from Cornell University, and a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Wyoming. He teaches courses in persuasive argumentation. He has been involved in competitive debate for over 10 years, traveling both nationally an internationally for competition as a debater and as a coach. As a debater, he competed at the World University Debating Championships in Gaborone, Botswana and in Manila, Philippines, and was a semi-finalist at the US Universities Debating Championship. Before his debate coach position at the University of Wyoming, he coached the Cornell University debate team for two years and served as an assistant coach to the UW debate team.

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