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A native Nebraskan, Ron Whitt received his B.F.A.E. from Wayne State College, M.A.E. from Northern MichiganUniversity, and Ed.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He taught high school Speech, Debate, and English for ten years in Marquette, Michigan and was the English Department Chair. His students won State Championships, National Honors, and were invited to and winners of the 1977 Canadian National Parliamentary Debate Championships. Whitt has been at Wayne State College since 1981. Here, he has coached Intercollegiate Forensics for fifteen years with students achieving numerous State Championships and National Honors. His teaching interests include Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership, Intercultural Communication, Gender and Communication, Instructional Communication, Public Address, Argumentation, and History and Philosophy of Education. His research interests include "Communication and Aging" and "Family History and Caregiving: A Symbolic Interaction Perspective." In 1990, Whitt established the "Alice C. Whitt Memorial Scholarship" in honor of his mother through the Wayne State College Foundation for Cedar Rapids, Nebraska students. He received the Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association "Distinguished Service Award" in 1998. He has performed in numerous Wayne State College and Community Theatre productions.