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Tim Horne has been an instructor with the department since 2006 and is a Senior Lecturer. Tim served as the Director of Forensics from 2006-2017. While serving as director, the team received 309 individual awards, including nine pentathlon awards (reserved for competitors competing in five or more events that encompass every category of forensics competition), 18 team sweepstakes awards and 45 first place awards. The team attended 63 tournaments and had 40+ members from 2006-2017.
In addition to his work with forensics, Tim teaches a number of courses for the Communication Studies department: including Advanced Public Speaking, Media Ethics, Persuasion, Mass Media, and Argumentation and Debate. “Professional, to the point, with a little bit of humor,” remarked a student. “Okay, a lot of humor, but it breaks up the monotony and adds some personality to the course. Informative, yet witty. Good combination.” Horne was honored with a B.E.S.T. Outstanding Teaching Excellence award for this work at UNCC. Mr. Horne has also been inducted as a honorary member of the Golden Key Honor Society via a student nomination for his work in his advanced public speaking course. His encourages students to take the skills and information gained from his courses and apply them in a macro sense within their discipline and future careers. His areas of interest include interactive media, film, popular culture and practical argumentation.