Karen Nishie graduated with her Master’s degree in Speech Communication from California State University, Fullerton.

Karen teaches a variety of courses including courses from the Core (Public Speaking) but her favorite courses are Interpersonal and Family Communication. Karen is married with three children, including an alumna of Vanguard’s Communication Department and a daughter currently enrolled at Vanguard University.

Areas of Research and Specializations

Public speaking; Speech and Debate; Student mentoring


COMM 201C: Speech Composition and Presentation
COMM 290: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COMM 470:  Special Topic: Family Communication

Karen Nishie, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies