Timothy Barouch

Co-Director of Research and Consulting Principal

Ph. D., Communication;  J.D., Northwestern University
Communication Professor, Georgia State University


Timothy Barouch is a professor of communication at Georgia State University. He has taught the art of public persuasion for over a decade. He has worked with entrepreneurs communicating their distinctive visions, with professionals sharpening their leadership skills, and with researchers translating their findings to a broader public. In each of these contexts, Tim works with clients to align their strategy with their desired goals.

Tim’s published work focuses on effective arguments, persuasive style, and risk management. He has written in the area of communication education and curriculum design, the strategic dimensions of style in communication, and the ethics of networked persuasive argument. Tim regularly offers courses in public speaking, argument, and legal communication.

In addition to his experience teaching and researching communication, Tim practiced civil litigation for five years. He represented corporations and individuals in disputes over trade secrets, contracts, and insurance coverage. This experience informs his approach to managing risks, and he consistently supports his clients in orienting towards their audience’s predispositions and judgments.

Tim has also worked extensively as a speech and debate coach. His teams at Northwestern University won national championships and distinguished speaker awards. He currently directs debate activities at Georgia State, where he coaches students to national competitive success and designs public argument forums to engage community issues.

Publications and Media

The Constrained Liberty of the Liberal Arts and Rhetorical Education

Liberalism’s Children: Studies in Literature and Law

Networks, Norms, and the Problems of Capable Arguers (Forthcoming)