Lecturer and Assistant Director of Debate
Dr. Salinas received a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in communication studies from Baylor University. While at Baylor Chris was a member of the Glenn R. Capp Debate Forum where he received a bid to the National Debate Tournament. Chris then coached debate and received a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. From 2001 to 2008, Chris was an assistant professor and director of forensics at Houston Baptist University. In 2004 he was recognized as an outstanding professor by the HBU College of Arts & Humanities, and in 2006 he received the university-wide Award for Teaching Excellence.
Chris’ research concentrations include Debate theory and pedagogy; debate in the public sphere; rhetoric and politics/popular culture. Chris enjoys adventuring, reading, bike-riding and movies. He is married to Wendy and has two dogs, Cy and Dewey.
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2002
M.A., Baylor University, 1998
B.A., Baylor University, 1996
Debate theory and pedagogy; debate in the public sphere; rhetoric and politics/popular culture
Involved in debate and forensics since 1989 and coaching since 1996
Research, Persuasion, Argument, Politics, Legal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Public Speaking
Received a bid to debate at the 1996 National Debate Tournament
Received university award for outstanding teaching while on faculty at Houston Baptist University