Will Mosley-Jensen is the director of debate and assistant professor of human communication. He grew up in Wyoming, and received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Wyoming. While in high school he participated on the debate team and knew he had found his passion. Continuing with his debating in college, and assisting in coaching at the University of Georgia (while earning his Ph.D. in rhetoric) cemented that passion.
Will teaches argumentation, political communication and persuasion. His pedagogical orientation is one that prizes student discussion and preparation. He seeks to provide students with the tools they need to be successful critical thinkers and arguers in a complex and interesting communication environment. Will infuses his teaching with the lessons learned from coaching and publishing on debate argumentation, emphasizing the need for clarity and purpose in written and spoken communication.
Ph.D., University of Georgia
B.A., University of Wyoming
Mosley-Jensen, W. (2011). The Climate Change Controversy: A Technical Debate in the Public Sphere, Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr Müller GmbH & Co. KG.
Peer Reviewed Articles
Mosley-Jensen, W. (Forthcoming - 2014) Argumentative Dimensions of Pathos: The Patheme in Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address Paper to be published in the 2013 Alta Conference’s Selected Works.
Mosley-Jensen, W. (2012) From Logical Policymaking to Reasonable Decision-making: The Need for a New Paradigm in Contemporary Policy Debate, In R. Rowland (Ed.), Reasoned Argument and Social Change, Washington, D.C: National Communication Association.
Mosley-Jensen, W. (2011) Competition as education: Bringing the tournament to the classroom, Contemporary Argumentation & Debate, Volume 32, 73-78.
Panetta, E., & Mosley-Jensen, W. (2010). Controversies in Debate Pedagogy, In A. Louden (Ed.), Navigating Opportunity: Policy Debate in the 21st Century, New York: IDebate Press.