Workshop Administrators

Dr. Brian Lain, UNT Director of Debate Dr. Brian Lain Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Director of Debate at the University of North Texas. Brian attended Wake Forest University on a Presidential Scholarship, where he earned a top-6 First Round At Large Bid to the National Debate Tournament in two consecutive years. Brian went Continue Reading

Policy Debate Workshops

UNT is changing the way debate is taught. We recognize the importance of continually evolving our thinking on how to teach debate. In considering how to reshape our policy workshops, we thought for a long time about what we wanted students to get out of a workshop and how that could best be achieved. We Continue Reading

Policy Debate Faculty

Our staff represents a wealth of diverse coaching and debating experience, as you can see from their brief bios. More importantly, each of our staff members has written a response to the question “What’s your approach to teaching workshop?” We think that these answers demonstrate the high quality teaching staff we have assembled more than Continue Reading

Lincoln-Douglas Debate Staff

Josh Aguilar – Division Director The Workshop is excited to announce that Josh Aguilar will be joining us this summer as the new Director of the Lincoln-Douglas division. Josh’s students have reached elimination rounds at several national tournaments including St. Mark’s, Grapevine, Lexington, and Greenhill. His debaters have also reached late rounds at NSDA Nationals Continue Reading

Lincoln Douglas Debate Workshops

The Mean Green Lincoln Douglas Debate Workshop was created to provide the best possible educational experience for all levels of students. We ask you to consider some important qualities that distinguish the Mean Green Workshops from others. Our staff this year is unlike that found anywhere else in regards to experience, diversity of teaching, stylistic/argument Continue Reading

Public Forum Debate Workshops

Public Forum Debate has now entered its second decade since its debut at the National Forensic League National Speech and Debate Tournament in 2002. It has become the most widespread form of high school debate across the nation. Students from all kinds and sizes of schools have found lifelong skills and competitive success in Public Continue Reading

Congressional Debate Faculty

Barbara Garner, Division Director Barbara retired from Duncanville High School in 2008 as a highly decorated coach who led the committee that revised the rules for TFA Congress and served as the state Congress Coordinator. She coached an NFL National Champion in Congress and led numerous other Duncanville students to state and national competitive success. Continue Reading

Congressional Debate Workshops

Congressional Debate has long been a major event across the country and a qualifying event at the National Forensic League National Tournament, it has gained traction as a staple among qualifying events for the Texas Forensic Association State Tournament, and will soon become a new UIL speech event. Although mastery in more than one event Continue Reading

Middle School Debate & Public Speaking Workshop

Our Middle School programs are specially designed for rising 7th and 8th graders. Rising 9th graders, even those without experience, should consider enrolling in one of our High School programs. We are pleased to announce the second year of our Middle School Debate division. Debate and public speaking in Middle School, already popular in other Continue Reading

Individual Events Workshops

Students attend the MGW Individual Events Workshops in Oral Interpretation or Public Speaking. We are proud to host the third Oral Interpretation workshops we have offered at UNT. Our program promises to provide a complete workshop experience with an opportunity to work with some of the most experienced and decorated coaches in the area. Our Continue Reading