Chair: Yeprem P. Davoodian
Robert Loy Bio
Robert Loy Jr. was raised in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and now lives in Woodland Hills, CA. He completed his undergraduate coursework at California State University Northridge, majoring in Communication Studies and later attained a Master’s Degree in the same discipline in 2014. While at CSU Northridge, Robert was the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Teaching Associate Award, the Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the Dedicated Service to Forensics, Speech and Debate Team Award. Robert has been active in the speech and debate community for 9 years as a competitor, graduate coach, and as Assistant Director of Forensics. His debate students have won numerous awards and have traveled to regional, national, and international tournaments, including a five-city tour of China. As an undergraduate competitor himself, Robert was President and Debate Captain of the Matador Speech and Debate team, along with being recognized with several individual and debate team awards along the way. When not teaching at the college level, Robert enjoys working with middle and high school students. He directs various public speaking and leadership summer camps at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University, volunteer coaches Academic Decathlon teams, and aims to support more Urban Debate League tournaments whenever he can. Robert Loy Jr. is very excited to join the Brahma Bull family as full-time faculty in the Department of Communication Studies. He teaches Public Speaking, Argumentation and Debate, Small Group Communication at Pierce College and has taught Rhetorical Discourse and Intercultural Communication at other colleges. He welcomes any and all questions about what the major can do for you!