John Turner '03

Kenneth M. Strange Director, Dartmouth Forensic Union

John Turner has been the Kenneth M. Strange Director of Debate for the Dartmouth Forensic Union since 2015.  John won the Ross K. Smith Coach of the Year Award in 2022.  He coached back-to-back NDT Championship teams in 2022 and 2021 as well as the Rex Copeland Award winning team in 2021.  While coaching for Dartmouth as an assistant from 2003-2009, John helped teams reach the finals of the National Debate Tournament and three Cross-Examination Debate Association National tournament finals. During his tenure four teams received top-five First Round bids to the National Debate Tournament.  As a student debating at Dartmouth he reached the CEDA National Semifinals and received a First Round At-Large Bid to the National Debate Tournament. John received an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Georgia. Previously, John worked as the Associate Director of Debate at Emory University's Barkley Forum Center for Debate Education.


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