Communication and Theatre
Peter Ehrenhaus

Peter Ehrenhaus

Professor of Communication

253-535-7538 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Rhetoric

Education
Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Personal
Biography
Peter Ehrenhaus (Ph.D., U of Minnesota) is Professor of Communication.  Prior to joining the faculty at PLU in 1998, he taught and conducted research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Rutgers University (NJ), and Portland State University.   Among the courses that Peter teaches are Gender & Communication, Intercultural Communication, Media & Cultural Criticism, Persuasion, and Visual Culture.  Central to all of these courses is a concern with the rhetorical construction of the “politics of everyday life” through mass mediated forms and forums, and through non-mediated human communicative interaction.  Peter’s research interests concern the rhetorical construction of public memory and national identity, particularly regarding America’s Vietnam experience and the nation’s history of white-on-black race violence.   For pleasure, he likes to garden, watch old movies, sea kayak, and discover great wines at “undiscovered” prices.