Professor Jarrod Atchison, Ph.D.

Professor Jarrod Atchison
  • Wake Forest University
  • University of Georgia
Debate is a useful means of refining and testing ideas, which is why it can be so helpful in making important decisions.

Dr. Jarrod Atchison is an Associate Professor of Communication at Wake Forest University, where he teaches such courses as Argumentation Theory and Debate and Advocacy. He is also the Director of Debate for the Wake Forest University Debate Team, which dates back to 1835 and has won multiple national championships. Dr. Atchison received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Georgia, where he served as an assistant debate coach. As an undergraduate at Wake Forest University, Dr. Atchison was a Presidential Scholar in debate who was ranked the third overall individual speaker at the 2001 National Debate Tournament.

Dr. Atchison has published extensively on the study of argumentation and rhetoric and is the author of a forthcoming book on the rhetorical leadership of Jefferson Davis. He researches 19th-century American public address, with an emphasis on the American Civil War. Additionally, Dr. Atchison researches public argument, including the best practices for intercollegiate debate. Dr. Atchison has been nominated twice for the Reid-Doyle Prize for Excellence in Teaching at Wake Forest University and was honored with the George Ziegmueller Award by the National Debate Tournament Board of Trustees in 2015. In the summer, Dr. Atchison works with high school students on the art of debate and was consistently voted the top-ranked lecturer at the University of Michigan summer debate workshop.

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  1. The Art of Debate Sale

    The Art of Debate

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    The Art of Debate offers you the ultimate how-to guide for hashing out differences of opinion and making stronger arguments based on reason and compromise. In 24 stimulating lectures, Professor Jarrod Atchison of Wake Forest University helps you develop your command of logic, construct clear arguments, recognize the fallacies in others’ reasoning, and sharpen your own strategic thinking skills.
  2. (Set) The Art of Debate & Mastering Stage Presence Set on sale

    (Set) The Art of Debate & Mastering Stage Presence

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    Your success often depends on far more than the words you say and this two-course set gives you the knowledge to use all the skills at your disposal. From the boardroom to the cocktail party, see how The Art of Debate can help you make better decisions and win arguments. Then, get an in-depth exploration of the skills of performance and self-presentation, which apply to any situation where you present yourself to...
  3. (Set) The Art of Debate & The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal Set on sale

    (Set) The Art of Debate & The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal

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    Fine-tune your creativity and your strategic thinking skills with this intellectually stimulating two-course set. Clarify your thinking by testing and refining arguments in The Art of Debate. Then, learn how to negotiate effectively in both competitive and collaborative situations with The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal.
  4. (Set) The Art of Debate & An Introduction to Formal Logic Set on sale

    (Set) The Art of Debate & An Introduction to Formal Logic

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    Logic is intellectual self-defense against assaults on reason and this two-course set will help you identify and overcome those assaults. Learn to apply reason and weed out emotion to make stronger arguments with The Art of Debate. Then, explore logic from the ground up—from the fallacies of everyday thinking to cutting edge ideas on the frontiers of the discipline with An Introduction to Formal Logic.
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    (Set) The Art of Debate & The Philosopher's Toolkit

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    Think faster, more efficiently, and more systematically with this two-course set. Begin by learning to apply reason and weed out emotion to make stronger arguments with The Art of Debate. Then, discover an arsenal of strategies to help you be more creative, logical, inventive, realistic, and rational in all aspects of your daily life with The Philosopher's Toolkit: How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room.
  6. (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Art of Debate Set on sale

    (Set) Theories of Knowledge & The Art of Debate

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    Transform the way you think about-and express your opinions on-important issues in this two-course set that brings together insights on knowledge and debate. In Theories of Knowledge: How to Think about What You Know, explore how ancient philosophers and contemporary neurobiologists alike have helped us better understand the complexities of knowledge. And in The Art of Debate, develop your command of logic, your...
  7. (Set) The Art of Debate & Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill Set on sale

    (Set) The Art of Debate & Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill

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    Enhance your personal and professional life in ways you never thought possible with this two-course set. Fine-tune your creativity and your strategic thinking skills with The Art of Debate. Then, discover everything you need to tap into the hidden powers of influence and persuasion with Influence: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill.