Brooke Van Dam runs her own research, consulting and training institute in the area of ethical storytelling.
Most recently she was a faculty director and an associate professor of the practice at Georgetown University. Brooke ran the Master's of Professional Studies Journalism degree overseeing all faculty and curriculum.
Brooke came to DC after a post as Associate Professor of Communication Studies and the Journalism Program Coordinator at Azusa Pacific University. She received her PhD in Media Sociology from City University London (2011) and her Masters in International Journalism from the University of Westminster (2005). Her PhD focused on the changing practices of journalists that work to create news for a web and mobile audience.
Brooke’s research is highly influenced by the twelve years she has spent teaching in the academy. She has written and presented on journalism curriculum, sourcing biases in journalism, privacy issues and social learning and media. Brooke’s teaching and consulting ensures students and professionals are prepared for the evolving world of journalism and the ethical challenges they will face.
Before making her way to London and then APU, Brooke spent years working as a show producer for ABC, NBC, and FOX local affiliate news stations. She also worked as the International Education Correspondent for fenews.co.uk while in London.