Richard Garner - University of Houston
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Richard Garner

Honors College Faculty
Director, Speech & Debate

Phone: 713.743.5707
Debate Website:

Richard A. Garner is the director of speech and debate and an instructional assistant professor in the Honors College. Before coming to the University of Houston, he coached at Harvard for a decade after stints at N.Y.U., Columbia and Emory. He received his doctorate from the University at Buffalo for work on the literature and rhetoric of early America, focusing on the politics and literature of slavery, sentimental fiction and aesthetics.

You can find the debate team at the link above, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or you can contact Garner directly.