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Alexander Hiland

Alexander HilardAlexander Hiland is the Director of Forensics at Texas Tech University and teaches in the College of Media & Communication. Prior to coming to Texas Tech Alexander served as the Assistant Director of Debate at James Madison University.  He holds a Doctoral and Master's degrees in communication studies from the University of Minnesota and earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Communication from the University of Northern Iowa.

Beyond coaching and teaching Alexander is a political communication scholar who has had work published in Argumentation and Advocacy, Disturbing Argument, and had is first book, Presidential Power, Rhetoric, and the Terror Wars: The Sovereign Presidency published in 2019.  He is currently working on research projects involving political podcasts and debate pedagogy.

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