Robert Trapp

Professor, Director of Debate Union


PhD, University of Denver


Argumentation and Advocacy, the Journal of the American Forensic Association, devoted their 2015 special issue to exploring the “seminal research study” conducted by Robert Trapp and Nancy Hoff, “A Model of Serial Arguments in Interpersonal Relationships” (1985). We are proud to see Professor Trapp honored with the release of this special issue, “On 30 Years of Research on Serial Argument in Interpersonal Relationships.”


Professor Trapp primarily focuses on the study of argumentation.


Intercollegiate Debate

Seminar in Civic Communication

College Colloquium

Books — Edited and Authored

Trapp, Robert. Building Global Relations Through Debate. Beijing, PRC: FLTRP Press, 2016.


Grant from Open Society to create the China Debate Education Network, $3 million.

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