Dr. C. William Colburn directed the debate team at the University of Michigan while a professor in speech. He is the author of two books, Strategies for Educational Debate and Communication and Consensus, co-authored with Howard Martin. In the early 1970s, Dr. Colburn was a member of the Ann Arbor City Council, and in the 1980s, he owned a business called Podium Professionals, which was the largest speakers' bureau in the Midwest. Most recently, Dr. Colburn served as the Director of the Alumni Association at the University of Connecticut. He is now retired.

The Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Researching the "Great Debate"

The 16-year Gap In Televised Presidential Debates

1992 Town Hall Debate

The Importance of Debate

Debate Miscues

Process Versus Product

The Perception of Women as Trustworthy

Advice to George W. Bush and Al Gore

The Future of Political Debate