Craig Hennigan

Interim Director and Head Coach, UNLV Debate Team
Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies
Expertise: Political debate, Collegiate debate, Argument


Craig Hennigan is the interim director of UNLV’s nationally recognized and award-winning debate team, ranked among the best in the nation for several years. His research interests include how we rhetorically construct what it means to be an urban citizen and argument theory. 

Prior to UNLV, Hennigan worked on a presidential campaign as a midwest regional director of volunteers. Additionally, Hennigan — who also serves as a lecturer within UNLV's Department of Communication Studies — has coached debate teams across the country from Detroit to Missouri. He has demonstrated success at coaching students to become nationally recognized for their skill in argument, with many of them going on to careers in law or politics.


  • B.S., Political Science, Central Michigan University
  • M.A. and Ph.D., Communication, Wayne State University

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