Marietta College Forensics Team Members

You are invited to be a part of the forensics organization in any capacity that suits you. Our purpose is for participants to expand their horizons, both as persons and as speakers. Although these may sound like rather simple goals, you will understand the amazing benefits of being on the team once you have talked with some of its members. The advantages of the forensics team are that it:

  • Builds friendship with students and faculty
  • Impresses future employers
  • Improves communication skills
  • Deepens knowledge
  • Provides opportunity for travel
  • Develops self-confidence
  • Increases the number of shopping malls visits
Tomeka Robinson

Director of Forensics

Tomeka Robinson, Ph.D.
tomeka.robinson@marietta.edu
Office: 740-376-4546


Jamie Moshin

Assistant Director of Forensics

Jamie Moshin, Ph.D.


Ben Reese

President

Ben Reese
Junior
Majors: Political Science and Economics
Minor: Leadership Studies
When I joined Forensics, I was petrified of public speaking. The idea of getting up in front of a group of people to speak literally made me shake. Forensics has allowed me to become a more confident, effective, and persuasive speaker not to mention less shaky and a little less petrified. It has also taught me valuable research and communication skills that will be useful to me as I seek to continue my education in law school and beyond. What I have learned in Forensics, and what I will continue to learn on the team, will help me no matter where life takes me.


Nyssa Wilkerson

Co-Vice President

Nyssa Wilkerson
Senior
Major: Journalism
Minor: Political Science
Joining forensics has made me a better speaker, a more critical thinker and has helped me NOT to procrastinate. With out any previous experience in forensics, I am learning quickly with the help of our coaches and my teammates. Awesome people are on forensics.


Valerie Price

Co-Vice President

Valerie Price
Junior
Major: Political Science
I am a straightforward person with occasional silly moments. I hope to break out of the mold that high school forensics placed me in.


Andy Kasick

Secretary

Andy Kasick
Junior
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Art and Leadership Studies
I have found Forensics to be a great opportunity to combine my two areas of interest: science and art. In a speech, it is necessary to deliver a strong well reasoned argument in an interesting and engaging fashion, showing a mixture of the analytical component of science and the creative component of art. I believe Forensics will be a great opportunity to develop these skills, and to have fun.


Kim Hughes

Kim Hughes
Junior
Majors: Spanish and International Leadership Studies
Forensics has taught me how to be more comfortable speaking in front of others. Not to mention, Forensics was a part of my high school experience for two and a half years so continuing Forensics in college made sense. Although I was intimidated because one event in particular, impromptu, is completely different from what I was used to, the team has made me feel much more comfortable. I'm looking forward to the competitions as well as getting to know the team.


Sydney Maltese

Sydney Maltese
Sophomore
Major: Organizational Communications/Public Relations
Minor: Leadership Studies
To me, forensics is a means to experiment with how far I can transport an audience using only myself. It is the art of making one think, imagine, or dream: simply through you own voice.


Kristin Norton

Kristin Norton
Senior
Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish
I love Forensics. Much of what Forensics entails allows me to become an empowered speaker and an ethically minded person. Forensics is not simply standing up and talking to a room full of people. It is connecting with your audience on a level that is both personal and powerful. Forensics teaches people both how to persuade and how to do so in an ethical manner. It does this by showing us that simply arguing is never enough. Facts, figures, and reliable sources mark the difference between a rambling argument and the beautiful art of persuasion.


Catherine Rudik

Catherine Rudik
Junior
Majors:International Leadership Studies
Minor: Asian Studies
Forensics has taught me how to be more comfortable speaking in front of others. Not to mention, Forensics was a part of my high school experience for two and a half years so continuing Forensics in college made sense. Although I was intimidated because one event in particular, impromptu, is completely different from what I was used to, the team has made me feel much more comfortable. I'm looking forward to the competitions as well as getting to know the team.


Phil Sizemore

Phil Sizemore
Senior
Major: Political Science
Minors: Economics and History
The ability to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds, think critically, and express ideas is necessary for anyone who wants to thrive in a fast-paced world, and not simply do well enough to get by. Forensics has developed all of those skills in a way I would not have thought possible from such a simple idea as competitive speech.


Sarah Snow

Sarah Snow
Junior
Majors: International Business and International Leadership Studies
Minor: Political Science
I recently joined Forensics and I hope that with this new membership I may fine tune my public speaking skills and acquire a better understanding of speech and debate. I hope to use these skills in my future as I hope to seek a career in International Business and possibly National Politics.