I’m Debbie Seltzer, and Ive been the DOF at the University of Nevada for two years, after five years of coaching high school debate. My B.A. and M.A. are in history and I have a Ph.D. in education (history and philosophy of, actually).
Waaay back when I was a debater, there was only one kind of debate I didn’t discover it until my senior year in high school, but I did really well and loved it. I also participated as an undergrad at William and Mary, where it was a debate association and not a team (translation - no funding, and travel to tournaments consisted of fairly informal get-togethers with debate rounds at other nearby schools).
I love a good discussion, and genuinely like creative disagreement. You can generally identify me at tournaments because I still flow sideways on a legal-sized yellow pad. (Apparently it really is hard to teach an old dog new tricks, and God knows my debaters have tried!)