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kelly young

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Wayne State seeks graduate assistant policy debate coaches
« on: September 26, 2010, 09:09:00 PM »
Wayne State University is seeking NDT-CEDA style policy debate graduate assistants for next year. The Department of Communication at Wayne State University offers assistantships in both MA and PhD programs in Communication Studies, Film Studies and  Journalism. We have excellent professors in rhetorical studies, crisis communication, organizational and leadership studies and a host of other comm fields.

The assistantships are very generous and competitive. You will receive tuition waiver, monthly stipend, health and dental insurance (same insurance coverage as faculty--which  is better than most universities), no teaching requirements (although you can in the summer for extra money), opportunities to earn extra money working at our debate institute. We have five assistantships in forensics - 3 for policy debate, 2 for individual events with a Director of Forensics (Kelly Young) and Director of Debate (Ron Stevenson).

Learn more at: and Please be aware that our pool of applicants has become increasingly competitive and as a result, our academic standards are being pushed upwards. When contacting me, please indicate your current undergrad and grad GPAs, GRE scores (if taken) and scholarly interest.

We have a young but highly competitive team that is strongly supported by a great college, department and alumni. Learn more about our program at

We are a public research (R1) university located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. WSU has 13 schools and colleges and 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students. We host a number of concerts, speakers, and city events and festivals and are in walking distance or a very short drive from the renowned Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, The Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Historical Museum, the New Detroit Science Center, the Detroit Film Theatre, the Fox Theatre, the Fisher Theatre, the Gem Theatre and the Detroit Opera House.

Please contact me at Kelly.young at, my office 313-577-2953 or see me or Dr. Ron Stevenson at tournaments for more information.
American Forensic Association Vice President,
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communication
Wayne State University
kelly.young [at]