Patrick Henry College debate squads are coached by professors and experienced upperclassmen debaters, all of whom share a passion for developing strong debaters, capable and driven to represent Christ in the unique, rigorous world of forensics.
Ph.D. in Speech Communication, University of Washington
M.A. in Speech Communication, Colorado State University
B.S.Ed. in Speech-Mass Communication, Black Hills State University
Time at PHC: 2007 to present
Dr. Tallmon came to Patrick Henry College as Professor of Rhetoric and Director of Debate, having previously served as Professor of Rhetoric and Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program at Dickinson State University in North Dakota. He contributes regularly to classical liberal arts education conferences and is published in the areas of rhetoric, ethics, casuistry, rhetorical reason, and argumentation. Dr. Tallmon enjoys teaching students to apply classical theory to the resolution of contemporary problems.