It's not every summer you get to study debate with the best- unless you go to the SVUDL Summer Debate Institute every year!
This year's instructor team includes Kiran Dhillon. She started debating in high school and quickly rose to compete at the national level. She attended the University of Iowa on a debate scholarship, and eventually earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. This debate expert is also a skilled teacher, having taught debate at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Gonzaga University, and with the New York City Urban Debate League. She is currently employed by the University of Southern California as a lecturer and associate director of the USC Trojan Debate Squad.
We spent a minute with Dr. Dhillon to get to know her.
- What’s your favorite debate memory?
"My favorite debate memory is when Jim Schultz, Vince Binder*, and I got together to throw a football around between rounds at CEDA Nationals in Oklahoma 10 years ago."
- What three words would you use to describe you as a debater?
"Hard working, committed, and a team player."
- What do you think it takes to be a debate champion?
- If you could give a new debater any piece of advice, what would it be?
"Have fun! "
- What are you looking forward to at this year’s Summer Institute?
"I'm looking forward to working with all the wonderful students and amazing staff at this year's Summer Institute!"
Don't miss your chance to learn from the best- register now for the Summer Institute!
*(Editor's note: Jim Schultz and Vince Binder are nationally-known debate icons. Jim is still teaching in the debate world; Vince tragically passed away in 2010.)