Dr. Bsumek is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University. He earned a BS in Political Science from the University of Utah and a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been involved with intercollegiate debate for over 25 years. He served as the Assistant Director and then Director of Debate at JMU from 1996-2006. He is currently the Co-director of the Center for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue at JMU.