Stephanie L. Wideman holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Rhetoric from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. She received her M.A. degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration, and her B.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. She currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana and is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Forensics Speech and Debate Team at the University of Indianapolis. Throughout her collegiate career she competed and then coached with several speech and debate teams. Her time engaging in this activity contributes to her research interests that lie at the nexus of argumentation studies, visual rhetoric, gender, and politics.