Nick Romerhausen

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Professor of Communication; Director of the Introductory Course

School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

713L Pray Harrold Bldg


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Dr. Nick Romerhausen is a Professor of Communication, the Course Director for COMM 124: Foundations of Speech Communication, and is the mentor for Graduate Teaching Assistants. He is highly involved in assessment and building learning communities with other faculty in the General Education Program.


  • Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2011
  • MA, Eastern Michigan University, 2008
  • BA, Western Kentucky University, 2006

Interests and Expertise

Dr. Romerhausen has focused the majority of his published and presented research on the factors that affect rapport building in higher education environments and pedagogical innovation. His other research interests include the First Amendment, the rise of artificial intelligence, and discourse studies. Dr. Romerhausen regularly mentors undergraduate and graduate students in the research process and consistently sponsors students who present at EMU’s annual undergraduate symposium and the McNair Scholars Program.



  • COMM 124 Foundations of Speech Communication
  • COMM 340 Communication Ethics
  • COMM 350 Persuasion
  • COMM 495L Capstone in Communication
  • COMM 500 Communication Inquiry
  • COMM 540 Persuasion and Social Change
  • COMM 670 Teaching College Speech



Grants, Honors and Awards

McNair Scholars Program Mentor of the Year, 2023

Professional Affiliations

  • National Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association