Sturm is the Research, Evaluation
and Resource Manager at Migration and Refugee Services, United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops (from 2010-18), where he has has overseen federal, private and nonprofit
programs, in addition to managing the USCCB’s national volunteer and
capacity building initiative, The
Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) program.
From 2007-10 he was a Managing Editor and National Trainer for RefugeeWorks (re-branded as “Higher
Advantage”), the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement’s National Center
for Refugee Employment and Self-Sufficiency.
Sturm is a published author, who has worked as a journalism professor
and full-time reporter for regional and national media in the U.S. and
in Germany. He edits the new Refugee Research
Blog that aggregates research findings on issues
relevant to resettlement practitioners, including employment, language,
housing, children, health, public assistance, social capital, volunteer
and community support. An archive of his articles can be found at
www.sturmstories.com. Mr. Sturm holds a
Master’s degree in Literature, Linguistics and Anthropology from the
University of Tübingen. He is an alumnus of a Distinguished Journalism
School in Munich, Germany.