Sturm is a labor and migration
expert, educator, communications 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.
is the Research and Evaluation Manager at
Refugee Services, United States Conference of
He a dministers
a national initiative, The Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees
(POWR) program, designed to assist 52 USCCB affiliates in
maximizing volunteer capacity and developing new program resources.
He markets the program’s success stories though a bi-monthly
publication, electronic listserv, annual reports, presentations and news
2007-10 he was a Staff Consultant for
Higher Advantage/LIRS, 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.
An archive of his articles can be found at
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,