Paul Wesley Alday, M.A.


Position: Director of Forensics & Debate/Instructor
Phone: 419-372-8856 Fax: 419-372-0202
Address: 408C Kuhlin Center


Paul Wesley Alday is an instructor and Director of the nationally award winning Falcon Forensics and Debate Team at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He serves as faculty sponsor organization for Pi Kappa Delta (National Communication Honorary), BGSU’s oldest active student organization. He has been at BGSU since 2001 as a faculty member in both the School of Media and Communication and Department of Theatre and Film.  Paul is a certified faculty member for the BGSU Honors College. He teaches Argumentation, Public Speaking and Forensics through the Department of Communication and Honors Public Speaking through the BGSU Honors College.  In 2012, he co-founded the North American Forensics Society, a continental forensicsorganization.  He has been honored with numerous awards, including: Ohio Forensics Educator of the Year, BGSU Master Teaching Award Recipient, Student Organization Advisor of the Tear Award and is a member of the Pi Kappa Delta Coaching Honor Role.  Paul has lead the Falcon Forensics Team to 20 national level team honors and 12 Ohio Forensic Association state championship team awards.  He sits on the design task force for the new School of Media and Communication Building. Paul also works as a designer and technician with the Toledo Repertoire Theatre and Findlay Silver Blades.

Professional Interests:
Forensics & Debate, Public Address (Speech) Communication, Visual Communication, Educational Pedagogy, Scenic Design & Construction, Youth Theatre, Argumentation, Rhetoric, Performance Studies

Organizational Involvement:
National Forensic Association [N.F.A.], North American Forensics Society [N.A.F.S.], National Communication Association [N.C.A.], Ohio Forensic Association [O.F.A.], Ohio Communication Association [O.C.A.], International Forensic Association [I.F.A.], Pi Kappa Delta (National Communication Honorary)[P.K.D.], Collegiate Forensic Association [C.F.A.], Horizon Youth Theatre, United States Institute of Theatre [U.S.I.T.T.]Technicians

Achievements & Honors:
2011 Ohio Forensics Association Forensics Educator of the Year
2010 Ohio Forensics Association Forensics Educator of the Year
2007 Pi Kappa Delta 20 Year Forensics Coaching Honor Role
2006 BGSU Student Organization Advisor of the Year
2005 BGSU Master Teaching Award (Finalist)
2000 Midland College Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award
Coached Bowling Green State University, Eastern Michigan University, Midland University and Oakland University forensics teams to state, regional, national, continental and international success.
M.A. Eastern Michigan University
B.S. Eastern Michigan university
COMM1020: Introduction to Public Speaking
COMM1020H: Introduction to Public Speaking (Honors College)
THFM1410: The Theatre Experience
COMM1990: Forensics Activities
COMM3080: Argumentation
COMM3990: Forensics Activities
HYT: Creative Drama (summer)