David Damm, M.A.
Professor of Communications, Program Director Communications - Online
MA in Communication Studies – Photography, University of Iowa
BA in Communications, History and Political Science, University of Iowa
Prior to joining the Waldorf faculty, David Damm spent 13 years in community journalism as a reporter and photographer for the Forest City Summit. He enjoys teaching a diverse set of courses in communications including mass media law, news writing, intermediate journalism, mass media and society, digital imaging and senior capstone. Damm also leads Waldorf students on an educational tour of Europe (Italy, France and England) for three weeks every other spring/summer.
He continues to be active in his field as a newsletter editor and contributor to a variety of news outlets. Damm is the advisor to the college's newspaper, which has regularly placed in national competitions for general excellence. His research interest is in convergence journalism—the need for beginning media members to be skilled in writing, audio, video and web areas.
Damm has been honored twice for his teaching excellence, once by the college's Board of Regents and once by the student honor society. During his newspaper years, he was honored for his news writing and photography and has had photography exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
He is a member of the Forest City Education Hall of Fame (1994).