Ken Troyer

Ken Troyer 2012
Assistant Professor of Communications; Chair of the Communications, Media & Theatre Arts Department, Director of Forensics & Debate

Ken Troyer serves as the Director of Forensics & Debate and Assistant Professor of Communication at Sterling College. 

Ken taught 13 years in Kansas public schools as a forensics and debate coach as well as teaching public speaking and drama.  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 as well as placing 9th in the nation in 2010-2011 and 12th in 2011-2012.

Besides coaching, Ken also teaches in the communications department, selecting Gendered Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Political Communication as a few of his favorites.

Having been a wildland firefighter prior to entering education, Ken enjoys the outdoors and is often found riding his motorcycle, fishing and/or hiking.  Ken and his wife, Kari, have three children, daughters, Cassidy and Ashlyn and a son, Treyton.


History and Social Sciences from Bethel College

an advanced degree in Communications from Fort Hays State University


Spencer Hall 301

Contact Information

Phone: (620) 278-4327