Mark Crossman earned a BA in Speech Communication from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he was named the Department?s Outstanding Graduate. He earned a MA in Speech Communication from CSU-Northridge where he was awarded the Charles Mudd award as the Department?s Outstanding Graduate. He earned the Ed.D. from Pepperdine University. He was a successful forensics competitor, earning numerous awards at the local, state, and national level in debate. He has coached forensics at El Camino College for fifteen years. He has published and presented a number of articles on debate theory and the evolution of academic debate.