LecturerFrances L. Wolfson Building Room 3015
5100 Brunson Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: (305) 284-5553
Fax: (305) 284-3648
David L. Steinberg has been The University of Miami's Director of Debate since 1990. His teams are respected and successful, and have won many awards, including a National Championship in 1996. Steinberg served as the President of the Cross Examination Debate Association in 2006-07. CEDA is the professional organization which sponsors and represents intercollegiate policy debate teams in the United States. Steinberg is co-author of the leading collegiate textbook on Argumentation and Debate (Argumentation and Debate: Critical Thinking for Reasoned Decision Making, 11th Ed., Wadsworth, 2004.) He is a lecturer in Communication Studies, and teaches courses in Communication Theory, Persuasion, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Public Speaking, Business Communication and Argumentation and Debate. His research and scholarly efforts include Argument in the Public Sphere, Political Communication and Campaign Debates, Academic Debate and Pedagogy, and Rhetorical Criticism. Steinberg is adviser to the Miami Dade Urban Debate League, Lambda Pi Eta Communication Studies Honorary, The National Communication Association Student Club at UM, and Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha National Forensics Honorary. Steinberg has served as a mentor in the UM Student Athlete Mentoring Program. He holds a Master's Degree in Communication from The University of Tennessee and has completed significant post graduate work in Communication Studies, Education, and Human Resource Development from The Pennsylvania State University and from Florida International University. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, Steinberg taught and directed debaters at Middle Tennessee State, Penn State, George Mason, and Towson Universities. He also managed a Domino's Pizza store. Steinberg is married and has two sons. He enjoys camping, fishing, and running.