Director of Debate
Associate Professor of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
Associate Prof. Ben Voth, Ph.D., of SMU's Corporate Communications and Public Affairs division is director of Debate and an advisor to the Bush Institute. He is an expert in debate and persuasion.
Voth works with a variety of individuals such as Holocaust survivors, national speech champions, top speakers in debate, community advocates, and government leaders to ensure that the human value of being heard is instilled. His research in rhetoric and argumentation studies helps clarify how persuasion can work to improve society, whether discerning the symbolic processes driving genocide around the globe or understanding how comedy relieves our sense of anxiety about politics.
Ben Voth in the News