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.
Ken also teaches in the communications department, selecting Gendered Communication, Interpersonal Communication and Political Communication as a few of his favorite classes.
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—two daughters, Cassidy and Ashlyn, and a son, Treyton.
M.S. in Communications from Fort Hays State University
B.S. in History and Social Sciences from Bethel College