Kate Shuster holds a Ph.D. in educational studies from Claremont Graduate University. She is an independent education researcher and evaluator who has worked on multiple studies assessing curricular and co-curricular reforms. Her personal website is at www.kateshuster.com. In addition, Kate is the co-director of the Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), the world’s largest program for debating in the middle grades. She has written 10 books on argument and debate instruction.