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Avery Henry

Assistant Professor and Director of Southeast Debate
Office:  AC 237 C

Honors Faculty

Courses Taught
  • Argumentation and Problem Solving 
  • Speech Writing 
  • Persuasion 
  • Modern Presidency 
  • Political Communication 
Research Interests
  • Argumentation and Debate 
  • Rhetoric (Citizenship, Surveillance, Sports, & War) 
  • Political Communication
Scholarly Activity
  • Research appears in Contemporary Argumentation and Debate.
  • Dr. Henry has presented numerous competitively selected papers at national academic conferences, including three top paper panels and winning the National Communication Association top paper honors in the Cross-Examination Debate Association division.
  • Dr. Henry has also directed the debate team to back-to-back National Educational Debate Association championships. (2016, 2017).


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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701