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Nikki Orth

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences

316 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802


  1. B.A., College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, 2014
  2. M.A., The Pennsylvania State University, anticipated 2017


Nikki Orth studies rhetorical criticism and theory, focusing on issues of race and marginalized voices. Her current research examines the rhetorical strategies of female African-American civil rights activists of the 1960s. Nikki is currently studying Ella Baker’s commitment to social justice and grassroots organizing. Nikki teaches CAS 100A Effective Speaking: Public Speaking Emphasis at The Pennsylvania State University.

Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Engels