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David Henning, who has more than 30 years of debate experience, coaches Lakeland's debate and forensics team and will teach the college's new debate course.
Henning has been a debater, debate coach and judge for 32 years. He participated in more than 300 debates in high school and college, and has judged nearly 2,000 debates. He won one high school and three college state debate championships and placed second nationally in the 1985 Freshman/Sophomore College National Debate Tournament.
Henning helped South High qualify a record four varsity teams to the Wisconsin State Debate Tournament in 2012, and his top team tied for 17th out of 200 teams at the National Catholic Forensics National Debate Tournament.
He was Judge of the Year in the Milwaukee Debate League in 2006 and 2011, and final round judge for the NFL and CFL national qualifying tournament from 2006-12.
Henning has also been on the judging panel for the championship round of the Wisconsin State Debate Tournament in 1991-1994, 2007, 2008 and 2012. He was also on the panel for the National Championship Debate at the NFCL National Tournament in 2009 and on the national semi-final judging panel at the NCFL in 2011.
The Sheboygan native is in his third year as coach at South High School (his alma mater), his first as head coach. He is also the lead instructor at Marquette University's Debate Institute. He will continue to hold these positions, in addition to his work at Lakeland.
Henning has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He spent six years as a teaching assistant, two at UWM and four while in the doctoral program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
To find out more, simply tell us about yourself by completing the team interest form. A Lakeland College representative will contact you soon with more information about our exciting new debate program.