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Nick Romerhausen

Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of Individual Events for EMU's Forensic Team & Basic Course Director

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  • PhD - Communication Education, Wayne State University, 2011
  • MA - Communication, Eastern Michigan University, 2008
  • BA - Communication Studies and Spanish, Western Kentucky University, 2006

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • National Forensic Association
  • American Forensic Association
  • Michigan Intercollegiate Speech League
  • National Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 124 – (Honors) Foundations of Speech Communication
  • CTAC 224 – Advanced Public Speaking
  • CTAC 274- Intercultural Communication
  • CTAC 350 – Persuasion
  • CTAC 357 – Interviewing
  • CTAC 460 – Rhetorical Theory and Criticism


Advising area: Communication


Nick Romerhausen is in his fourth year as Assistant Professor in the Communication, Media, & Theatre Arts and as the Director of Individual Events for EMU’s nationally renowned forensic team.  After earning his M.A. from EMU in 2008, Nick attended Wayne State University and graduated with a Ph.D. in Communication in 2011. 

Nick teaches courses in public communication and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  In addition to teaching in the traditional classroom, Nick has taught several sections of online courses and in experiential formats for the EMU’s Extended Programs.   Most recently, he has published an article in the Journal of International Students and a co-authored book chapter in  Communication Centers and Oral Communication Programs in Higher Education: Advantages, Challenges, and New Directions . Nick received a 2014 Equality Knowledge Project Award from EMU’s Equality Research Center.   Since 2011, Nick has presented at three National Communication Association conventions in the National Forensics Association Division and LGBTQ Caucus.

His research interests include: Critical communication pedagogy practices, international student experiences, forensics pedagogy, automethodologies, LGBTQ studies, and legal discourse.

In addition to teaching and research, Nick served as the National Forensic Association’s Tournament host for over 1,000 guests from more than 80 colleges and universities.  Nick was elected to serve on the National Forensic Association’s Executive Council from 2013-2014 and currently is a representative on the NFA’s Impromptu Speaking Committee.  Nick was also elected to serve as a program planner for National Communication Association’s 2015 convention.