Assistant Professor of Communications; Chair of the Communications, Media & Theatre Arts Department, Director of Forensics & Debate
Ken taught 13 years in Kansas public schools as a forensics and debate coach and public speaking and drama teacher. His teams won multiple state championships, with individual students not only winning state championships, but national titles as well.
Under his direction, the Sterling College debate and forensics team has returned to regional and national prominence with the debate team capturing multiple state championship titles and placing 9th in the nation in 2010-2011 and 12th in 2011-2012.
Matthew hails from a small town in the Catskill Mountains about an hour outside Albany, N.Y. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts and Political Science from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and his M.F.A. in Acting from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. Matthew has been acting in both educational and professional theatres up and down the east coast since third grade.