Argumentation and Forensics Division

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The Argumentation and Forensics Division (A&F) promotes the work of scholars engaged in research, inquiry, activity, and teaching that enhances understanding of argumentation theory, argumentation criticism, and forensic pedagogy. The A&F division encourages scholarly work that addresses topics in argumentation and forensics in a broad range of contexts and a variety of methodologies. The division invites submission of thematic panels, discussion panels, and individual papers for competitive review. Programs featuring innovative formats, as well as papers relating to a given year's convention theme are encouraged.

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Heather Walters, Missouri State University
  • Vice Chair: Kristen Stouthart, Missouri State University
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Kevin Minch, Truman State University
  • Immediate Past Chair: Stephanie Wideman, University of Indianapolis


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly

    • Heather Walters, Missouri State University
    • Stephanie Wideman, University of Indianapolis
  • Nominating Committee

    • Heather Walters, Missouri State University

AFD Membership (2013-2024)

*Official membership count is taken every January. 


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