Dr. Ben Voth is an Associate Professor and Director of Debate and Speech at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. As a Christian professor his educational mission is to equip individuals to have their voice. He does this primarily through public speaking, debate, argumentation, and communication courses that focus on the ability of the individual to accomplish positive change in the world. He has worked with Holocaust survivors at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC (2006 & 2007), dissidents from North Korea and Burma through the George W. Bush Presidential Center, Rwandan security forces in Kigali through the ministry center of ALARM (2017), and Indian business leaders in Banalore (2017), and many other clients in the United States and worldwide. He has published three books relating Christian ideas to communication and social change: The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text (2014), Social Fragmentation and the Decline of American Democracy with Dr. Robert Denton (2016) and James Farmer Jr.: The Great Debater (2017). He has coached more than 20 national collegiate champions in speech and debate. He teaches a variety of courses including advanced study on questions of genocide, the American Civil Rights movement, and the Presidency of George W. Bush at the George W. Bush Presidential library. He presently serves as the Calvin Coolidge debate fellow the Coolidge Presidential Foundation. He gives public talks about how Christianity makes a powerful argument for human rights and human well being. He completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in 1989 along with a masters degree in communication in 1990. He completed his doctorate in communication at the University of Kansas in 1994. He taught for 14 years at Miami University in Ohio before joining the faculty at Southern Methodist University. He and his wife and thee daughters live in Rowlett, Texas and attend Lakepointe church. His website is www.benvoth.com. He publishes regular commentary for the public at the online publication American Thinker. His specialty for public remarks focuses on Christianity as argument.