Ross Smith

Ross Smith is the Director of Debate at Wake Forest University, Founder of the Open Source Debate Foundation and of DebateScoop, a community blog devoted to coverage of campaign debates led by debate and political communication scholars.

Ross is active in local Democratic party politics, was a Board of Education candidate in Forsyth County, NC, in 2006 and currently favors Barack Obama among the candidates for president. He draws on his decades of academic debate judging experience to maintain as fair a stance as he can when assessing campaign political debates.