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.
Sturm is the Research and Evaluation Manager at Migration and Refugee Services,
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
administers a national initiative, The Parishes
Organized to Welcome Refugees
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
From 2007-10 he was a Staff Consultant for RefugeeWorks, the 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. He
writes on social
justice issues for regional and national media and is the co-founder of
prisonersolidarity.org. 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
the German Bishops’ Conference Distinguished Journalism School
(“Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses”) in Munich,
Mr. Sturm has additional experience in multimedia journalism,
media research, and staff training. Daniel is the co-author of Stadiongeschichten,
a 2002 book on stadium politics, sports history and urban planning in
Leipzig (Germany). He holds a Master's degree from the University of Tübingen.