Nicholas Dahl teaches communication courses at OSU-Cascades. Nick is a Redmond native who graduated from Central Oregon Community College before attending Oregon State University in Corvallis, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
At OSU, Nick was named 1992 Student Dad of the Year, Outstanding Graduate Student in speech communication, and earned the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award presented by the Department of Speech Communication. He was also inducted into OSU’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Nick holds a doctoral degree from The Pennsylvania State University, where his dissertation chronicled the denigration of liberal in American political discourse during the 20th century. Nick’s research interests lie at the intersection of discourse, politics, and hospitality.
In 1998, Nick joined the faculty at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in management communication for nine years, and was 2005 Teacher of the Year for his work teaching a required freshman-level course. Nick served as a “master advisor” at the School of Hotel Administration and also taught in Cornell’s summer college program.
Nick left Cornell in 2007 to focus on raising his two sons with his wife, Lauri, on their family’s farm near Corbett, Oregon. He taught undergraduate and graduate communication courses at Portland State University and Clark College from 2008 to 2015. He has been homebrewing since the early 1990s, owns a 3 BBL microbrewery, and is a ranked BJCP beer judge.