Meet our Coaches

Amorette Hinderaker, Ph.D.

Convener of Debates & Associate Professor

Ph.D., North Dakota State University

M.A., North Dakota State University

B.A., South Dakota State University

Amorette Hinderaker is the Convener of Debates and an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at TCU. She coaches the TCU Speech & Debate Team and works to bring open dialogue and debate to the TCU community. Prior to joining the TCU faculty, she served as the Director of Forensics at North Dakota State University from 2006-2012.

Her research in organizational communication explores socialization, exit, identity, and narrative in religious contexts. Her work is published in journals including the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Western Journal of Communication, and Journal of Communication and Religion.

She is a member of the National Communication Association and the current national president-elect of Pi Kappa Delta.

Logan Gibbs

2nd Year Master’s Student, Graduate Student Coach

B.S., Texas Christian University

Logan joined the TCU community in the fall of 2018 and graduated with his master’s degree in Film, Television, and Digital Media and Journalism in 2022. He is now working on his M.S. in Communication Studies with a focus on organizational communication and communication and new media. Following the completion of his M.S. in Spring 2024, he will be moving on to complete his Ph.D. Logan competed with the TCU Speech and Debate team for four years and he has been a graduate coach with the team since Fall 2022.