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Amorette Hinderaker

Convener of Debates and Associate Professor
Communication Studies
MOUS 309

a.hinderaker@tcu.edu | 817-257-6660


Ph.D., North Dakota State University
M.A., North Dakota State University
B.A., South Dakota State University

Courses Taught

COMM 30101 – Forensic Team
COMM 30103 – Argumentation and Debate
COMM 30163 – Organizational Communication
COMM 30183 – Issues in Org Communication – Risk/Crisis
COMM 40003 – Honors Research Paper

Areas of Focus

Argumentation and debate. Organizational communication. Religious communication. Intersection between religious and political rhetoric

  • Severing primary ties: Exit from totalistic organizations. Western Journal of Communication.
  • The long road out: Exit stories from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Communication Studies.
  • Speaking up on my way out the door: A close examination of church exit and members’ dissent. Journal of Communication and Religion.

Director of Forensics at North Dakota State University

  • National Communication Association
  • Pi Kappa Delta
  • National Forensic Association
  • National Parliamentary Debate Association
  • American Forensic Association