2014 winner: Korry Harvey
Senior Instructor and Assistant Director of Forensics, Department of Communication Studies
Korry has been at Western since 2001 and is a Senior Instructor in the Communication Studies Department, as well as Assistant Director of Forensics. Korry was instrumental in developing, and also consistently teaches the COMM225 course “Communication, Diversity and Controversy,” a course created to help students develop the intellectual and practical skills to engage thoughtfully on the issues they may encounter relating to diversity. Korry has made tremendous contributions as the Assistant Director of Forensics at Western by creating a positive debate team climate and emphasizing how critical it is to engage each other and the broader world with a myriad of perspectives. Korry’s instrumental role in introducing inclusivity and viewpoints of the traditionally underrepresented and sometimes ignored, has strengthened the debate team and contributed to their competitive success.
He earned his bachelor’s in History from Weber State University in 1998. Harvey has served the Northwest Forensic Conference as a leader on the Ethics and Equity Committee, in addition to serving locally as Board Member and Chair on the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force.