Timothy M. O’Donnell is the Director of Debate and Associate Professor of Speech at the University of Mary Washington. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, “Tim” recieved his BA in philosophy and MA in communication from Wake Forest University and his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been at the University of Mary Washington since 1999. His research interests include the history of debate, American public argument, presidential debates, and rhetoric of science. An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, he is also the co-founder of “DebateScoop” – the internet’s onestop shop for political debate.