Nikhil Moro, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Campus office: 243 Nichols Hall

Nikhil Moro (Ph.D., 2006; Ohio State) is an expert in media law with a national reputation in internet law and emerging technologies. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including First Amendment Studies, Journal of Internet Law, and Journal of Media Law & Ethics. It has won awards at regional and national conferences, including those of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Moro is the Editor of the Journal of Media Law & Ethics, one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field.

Dr. Moro directed the A.Q. Miller School 2018-19. Under his leadership, the school set in place a six-year strategic plan, filled a six-year-vacant position of endowed professor, launched a reaccreditation self-study, raised or realized $1.665 million in donations, expanded undergraduate scholarships by an additional $73,000, joined an interdisciplinary doctoral program in leadership communication, and renewed its contract with the Journalism Education Association.

In prior positions, Dr. Moro was recognized as a visionary leader, enthusiastic teacher, and service-aware colleague. He led the journalism department at Norfolk State University into national reaccreditation and founded at the University of North Texas a research cluster program in South Asian Media, Culture and Arts. He guided collaborations with four universities in India and wrote or edited for several periodicals: The Networker, Columbus; Coffeeland News, Madikeri; The Times of India, Mumbai; Andolana, Mysore; and Reader's Digest. He practiced and taught nearly every skill of journalism, including news gathering and reporting, copy editing, ethical decision making, page and graphics design, data analytics, and content management. He served as a visiting professor in digital media law in Spain and India.

In his spare hours, he enjoys swimming at the K-State natatorium and savoring vegetarian entrées at Manhattan restaurants. He adores Swami Vivekananda, the 19th-century Vedic monk whose philosophy of freedom, he says, has given him inspiration, motivation, and solace.