Program Director, Sr. Lecturer
At Johns Hopkins, Taylor Hahn is Program Director and a senior lecturer for the MA in Communication program.
Hahn has taught at Johns Hopkins University since 2016, and his areas of research include argument, debate, civic engagement, and the roles and trajectories of higher education in contemporary society. He has also served as Director of Civic Engagement at the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Institute, a U.S. State Department program focused on debate training and civic engagement.
Hahn is co-author of Finding Your Voice: A Comprehensive Guide to Collegiate Policy Debate, a textbook used across the globe to introduce high school and college-age students to debate and argumentation.
As an argument and debate scholar, Hahn has presented his research at conferences in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe and published across national and international platforms. He has coached debaters to win the National Debate Tournament and continues to work with public debate programs to facilitate positive, deliberative environments across the world.
Hahn earned a master’s degree in communication from Wake Forest University and a doctorate in communication from the University of Pittsburgh. He resides in College Park, Maryland, with his partner Jade.
- Finding Your Voice: A Comprehensive Guide to Collegiate Policy Debate, Taylor Hahn, IDEBATE Press, 2013