John P. Koch
Director of Debate
John Koch is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate. His primary research interests include argumentation and debate, citizenship, democratic theory, and presidential rhetoric. Other areas of interest are public memory and the intersection of political culture, rhetoric, and sports.
National Communication Association
Rhetoric Society of America
American Forensic Association
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Young, Kelly M., John P. Koch, et al. “Restoring Balance: An Academic Review of Arguments For and Against the Restriction of Presidential War Powers.” Contemporary Argumentation and Debate 34 (2013-2014): 51-128.
Koch, John P. “Sinners and Saints: Civil Religion, Public Memory, and the Presidency at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.” In The Rhetoric of American Civil Religion: Symbols, Sinners, and Saints (Eds.) Jason Edwards and Joseph Valenzano, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.