Sarah T. Partlow, PhD Board member. Sarah has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. Her areas of study include rhetoric, argumentation and debate, gender, and Kenneth Burke. Sarah has been at Idaho State University since August of 2001. She has been the Director of the James M. & Sharon E. Rupp Debate Society since 2001. During her tenure, the debate team has won hundreds of awards including 3rd place at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship, 2nd Speaker at the National Debate Tournament Championship, and 2nd Speaker at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship. Sarah has won multiple coaching awards including the Galentine Award, the Ziegelmueller Award, and the Val A. Browning Coach of the Year Award. Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sarah attended the University of Utah before pursuing both her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Kansas.