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Faculty | Neil Butt

On-Campus Debate Initiatives & Senior Lecturer

Office: 220E Edgehill
(1801 Edgehill Ave)
Phone: 615-322-3784

Office Hours

Curriculum Vitae

NEIL BUTT is Senior Lecturer and in charge of On-Campus Debate Initiatives. His primary research areas include argumentation and debate, and argumentation and debate pedagogy. He is also interested in argument theory, classical rhetoric, feminist criticism, interpersonal and small group communication, persuasion, political communication, public policy, and social movements.


B.A., George Mason University, 1993

M.A.I.S., George Mason University, 2000

Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2010

Typical Courses

Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Argumentation and Debate

Professional Societies

Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
American Forensic Association (AFA)
American Debate Association (ADA)
Cross-Examination Debate Association (CEDA)
National Debate Tournament (NDT)