Ron D. Wilkinson competed for B.Y.U.’s nationally ranked debate and speaking team from 1983-1986. He graduated from B.Y.U. in Speech Communication and Rhetoric (1986) and, thereafter, from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law (1989). He began teaching public speaking in 1986 and greatly enjoys being a part of the great traditions at B.Y.U. He has also taught in the departments of Social Work (1994-1998) and Psychology (2002-2005). He has practiced law since 1989 and is the managing partner in Heritage Law Office, Inc. in Orem, Utah. He is a member of the Utah Bar and the United States Supreme Court Bar.