The Lincoln-Douglas Lab (1-Week Labs - June 23-June 29 OR June 30-July 6 - $450 resident / $150 commuter) OR (2-Week Lab - June 23-July 6 - $875 resident / $300 commuter) is a lab for Lincoln-Douglas Debaters of all levels and features numerous practice debates, small group political philosophy discussions, and individualized skills and strategy development. Debaters learn theory and practice writing and debating affirmative and negative cases for future topics.
Heather Hall, Assistant Debate Coach, Liberty University—Lincoln-Douglas Lab Instructor and Dorm Parent: Coach Hall was an accomplished high school Lincoln-Douglas debater including qualifying to the NFL National Tournament. She was also a varsity policy debater for Liberty University. She has coached novice debate for 11 years at Liberty where her teams have won multiple national championships. She has taught at several debate workshops including the Virginia Beach High School Workshop and the Centre Hall, PA Home School Seminar.
Eddie Fitzgerald, Varsity Debater, Liberty University-Lincoln-Douglas Lab Instructor (not pictured): Mr. Fitzgerald debated at Liberty University where he was a varsity debater, working towards a major in philosophy. As a high school varsity Lincoln-Douglas debater for Timothy Christian in Piscataway, NJ he had winning records at both the Harvard and NJ State Tournaments. As a college debater, he has won the James Madison University, John Carroll University, University of Richmond, and ADA Nationals debate tournaments.
Cole Bender - Assistant Debate Coach
Graduated from Liberty with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2009 and an M.A. in Religious Studies in 2011. He is a former varsity member of the Liberty debate team and has coached for Liberty since 2011.