Daniel Sturm is a refugee
expert, educator, media professional and researcher. With expertise in
program innovation, management, writing and statistical analysis, Mr.
Sturm has contributed to empowering marginalized populations and
raising organizational excellence. People skills, writing and research
savviness make him an asset to any organization attempting to raise
its profile and increase program effectiveness. Mr. Sturm has overseen
federal, private and nonprofit programs, with first-rate international
supervisory experience in the U.S. and in Germany.
Daniel Sturm is the Research and
Evaluation Manager at
Refugee Services, United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops. He a dministers
a national initiative, The Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees
(POWR) program, designed to assist 50 USCCB affiliates in
establishing volunteer programs and developing program resources,
conferences and webinars. He markets the program’s success stories
though a bi-monthly publication, electronic listserv, annual reports,
presentations and news releases.
2007-10 he was a Staff Consultant for
RefugeeWorks, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement's National Center for Refugee Employment and
Self-Sufficiency. Prior to joining RefugeeWorks, Mr.
Sturm worked as a journalism professor and full-time reporter for
regional and national media in the U.S. and in Germany. Hewrites on social justice issues for regional and
national media and is the co-founder of
An archive of his articles can be found at
sturmstories.com. Mr. Sturm
holds a Masster’s degree in Literature, Linguistics
and Anthropology from the University of Tübingen. He is an alumnus of
the German Bishops’ Conference Distinguished Journalism School
(“Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses”) in Munich,