Brooke’s Bio

Brooke Van Dam

Brooke Van Dam, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director of the MPS in Journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Immediately prior to her new post, Brooke was an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism Program Coordinator at Azusa Pacific University. She received her Ph.D. in Media Sociology from City University London and her Masters in International Journalism from the University of Westminster. Her Ph.D., which was completed in 2010, focused on the changing practices of journalists that work to create news for web based audiences.

This research has become a key feature of Brooke’s teaching and consulting to ensure students and professionals are prepared for the evolving world of journalism. Her ten years teaching classes in Public Affairs, Digital News Gathering, Television Journalism among others have taught students how to report in print, on air, and especially on various web and mobile platforms.

Before making her way to London and then APU, Brooke spent her 20s working as a show producer for ABC, NBC, and FOX local affiliate news stations. Brooke also worked as an international education correspondent for Fenews.co.uk while in London. Later, in 2012, she worked in Web Production for Southern California Public Radio.

In between researching, writing, teaching, and tweeting, Brooke enjoys catching up on Last Week Tonight, good food, and traveling.