Policy Debate Staff 2018
Dr. Eric Morris
Director of Forensics, Missouri State
As debater, won several tournaments and reached the final round of the CEDA National Tournament. In his 14 years of coaching, his students have won the CEDA National Tournament and CEDA Squad Points Championship, qualified to the NDT 15 years in a row, reached the NDT elimination rounds 6 years in a row, and won several other tournaments. He has also researched over 50 handbooks and designed evidence management software. He was selected as NDT "Coach of the Year" in 2008 - the highest honor for competitive success in coaching.
Dr. Heather Walters
Assistant Director of Forensics, Missouri State & Director of Forensics, Greenwood High School
As a debater, she won multiple tournaments, qualifying to the elite Jesuit Round Robin (top 10 teams in CEDA debate), and reached the deep elims at the CEDA National Tournament. In her 14 years of coaching, she's had several teams win tournaments, hosted the NDT on the Missouri State campus, and qualified teams to the NDT in each of her 12 years coaching at Missouri State. She has coached 3 first rounds teams, and had teams in NDT elims 6 years in a row. She also coached an NFL qualifying policy debate team in her 1st year as a high school coach (Greenwood) and has a J.D.
Former Missouri State Debater ('11) & Director of Forensics, Republic High School
Cleared twice at CEDA & qualified several times to the Wake Forest tournament. Cleared at numerous tournaments, won numerous speaker awards. Qualified competitors to both the Missouri State Tournament and NSDA Nationals.