Jeffrey ‎Jarman

Interim Director & Director of Debate
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Ph.D. in Communication Studies, 1998, University of Kansas
M.A. in Communiation Studies, 1995, University of Kansas
B.S. in Political Science, 1993, Southwest Missouri State University

Dr. Jarman is the interim director of the Elliott School of Communication. He teaches courses in the strategic communication emphasis area, including Comm 535 (Communication Analysis and Criticism), 313 (Argumentation and Advocacy), and various 660 seminars in political communication.

His primary research interests are analyses of political deliberations within the public sphere, and debate pedagogy. Since 1999, he has authored the annual overview of the new high school debate topic used by thousands of high school debaters around the nation.

Jarman is the associate director of the Elliott School and is director of the university's competitive debate team. He also serves as the executive secretary of the Cross Examination Debate Association, the largest collegiate policy debate organization in the United States.

Jarman grew up in Wichita and enjoys living in his home town. He is married to Jan, a prosecuting attorney for the City of Wichita. They have two daughters. 

Classes Taught:
COMM 202 Forensics
COMM 313 Argumentation and Advocacy
COMM 402 Debate and Forensics
COMM 535 Communication Analysis and Criticism
COMM 633 Senior Honors Project
COMM 660 Seminars in Political Communication
COMM 660A/860N Political Communication
COMM 820 Investigation and Conference