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Daniel J. Fitzmier
Assistant Professor of Instruction; Director of Debate & Forensics
SoC Administration; Communication Studies

Daniel J. Fitzmier

Daniel J. Fitzmier is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication and the Director of the Northwestern Debate Society. Over the course of his career, he has coached nine different teams in the Finals of the National Debate Tournament, including the National Debate Champions in 2011, 2005, 2003, 2002, and 2000. He has coached six Copeland Award-winning teams, the award given to the team with the top overall performance each debate season, received the James J. Unger Award winner for an unprecedented three times, and was voted the National Debate Coach of the Year in 2013.


PhDCommunication Studies, Northwestern University
BAPhilosophy, Emory University