Managing Editor and Educational Trainer, LIRS- RefugeeWorks, 2007-2010
2018. Refugee Research Blog discussing labor and migration research data and best pratices.
2018. USCCB/MRS Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) Post Newsletter. 2010-Current (45 Issues)
2010. Agricultural Jobs . - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 32 (Spring 2010)
2009. Job Developers - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 31 (Winter 2009)
2009. Reinventing Yourself . - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 30 (Fall 2009)
2009. Finding Work in Hard Times - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 29 (Summer 2009)
2009. Green Jobs - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 28 (Spring 2009)
2008. Im Prozeß der Kultur. Essays, Perspektiven und Entwürfe. Hamburg: Merus Verlag.
2008. Hidden Jobs - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 27 (Winter 2008 )
2008. Social Networking & Peer Mentoring - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 26 (Fall 2008 )
2008. Healthcare Hotspots - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 25 (Summer 2008 )
2008. Iraqi Refugees in Focus - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 24 (Spring 2008 )
2007. Tackling Transportation - RefugeeWorks Newsletter No. 23 (Winter 2007 )
2002. Stadiongeschichten. Leipzig zwischen Turnfest, Traumarena und Olympia . Leipzig: Forum-Verlag (with Cornelia Jeske and Grit Hartmann).
2001-02. International Research Report , Medien Tenor No. 97 - No. 110. Bonn/Leipzig: Media Tenor International.
1996. Das Bild des Islam und des Buddhismus. Eine empirische Untersuchung. ZfR-Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft. 04: 55-82.
1998-2017. An archive of my English-language publications is available at www.sturmstories.com
Presenter, “Maximizing Volunteer Contributions,” Justice or Immigrants Conference, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Dec. 6, 2018
Presenter, “Working Effectively with Volunteers,” for USCCB/MRS Webinar Series, Oct. 30, 2018.
Presenter, “Community Integration,” Catholic Charities USA Refugee AmeriCorps Conference, Sept. 28, 2018.
Presenter, “POWR Tactics ,” National Migration Week Webinar, USCCB, Sept. 4, 2018.
Presenter, “The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Policy,” International Orthodox Christian Charities, All-Staff Presentation, April 17, 2018
Presenter, “Lessons Learned from the POWR Program – A USCCB/MRS National Volunteer Initiative,” All-Staff Presentation, Feb. 20, 2018.
Presenter, “Welcoming New Americans through Parish Social Ministry.” CCUSA Webinar, Dec. 5, 2017. Presentation by Daniel Sturm, Research and Evaluation Manager, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Webinar recording or slide show.
Presenter, “Engaging Parishes to Welcome Refugees and Immigrants,” Catholic Charities USA Annual Gathering in Houston, Texas, Sept. 30, 2017.
Presenter, “Refugee Resettlement from A to Z,” Catholic Charities USA Refugee AmeriCorps Conference, Sept. 22, 2017.
Presenter, “,” Welcoming America Webinar, Sept. 12, 2017.
Presenter, “ Refugee Community Integration,” World Refugee Day Congressional Briefing, Catholic Charities USA, June 20, 2017
Presenter, “Amerika am Scheideweg: Migration zwischen Abschottung und Willkommenskultur,“ Panel Discussion, City of Freiburg/Carl-Schurz-Haus (Germany), April 12, 2017.
Presenter, “The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program” for Catholic Charities USA AmeriCorps Member Program Conference, Alexandria, Va., Sept. 23, 2016.
Presenter, “Increasing Refugees’ Social Capital Through Community Connections ,” for USCCB/Migration and Refugee Services webinar series, June 22, 2016.
Presenter, “ Moving From Stranger to Neighbor: How to Incorporate Parish Volunteers into Newcomer Integration Initiatives ,” Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) Webinar, March 31, 2016
Workshop presenter, “Using Parish Volunteers in Newcomer Integration Programming,” Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, January 23-26, 2016.
Presenter, “Community Contexts of Resettlement ,” for the Center for Forced Migration Studies’ Forum on “The United States Refugee Resettlement Program: A Global Model for Successful Humanitarian Response.” Northwestern University, Dec. 3, 2015.
Workshop presenter, “Telling a Compelling Client Success Story,” for Higher Advantage National Employment Training Institute in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2014.
Paper presenter, “Unlocking the Power of Volunteers,” for USCCB/Migration and Refugee Services’ National Migration Conference in Washington, DC, July 7-10, 2014.
Paper presenter, “Promising Practices in Refugee Employment: Research and Resources,” for Migration and Refugee Services’ National Migration Conference in Washington, DC, July 7-10, 2014.
Paper presenter, “Unlocking the Power of Volunteers: The Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) Program,” for the North American Refugee Healthcare Conference in Rochester, NY, June 20, 2014.
Webinar presenter, “ Unlocking the Power of Volunteers: The Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees Program .” Catholic Charities USA Webinar Series, Aug. 27, 2013.
Webinar presenter, “Effective Communication” for USCCB/MRS Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees (POWR) Grant Network, Sept. 26, 2012.
Webinar presenter, “Employment Resources and Strategies for Trafficking Survivors” for USCCB/MRS Human Trafficking Sub-Contractor Network, Feb. 3, 2011.
Workshop, “Computer-Assisted Employment Strategies/Resources,” for RefugeeWorks’ Employment Training Institute Conference in Los Angeles, Calif., September 14-18, 2009.
Webinar presenter, “Tackling Job Development in a Difficult Economy,” for IRC/Project Strengthening Organizations Assisting Refugees and Office of Refugee Resettlement Grantees, May 2009.
Paper presenter, “Green Jobs,” for RefugeeWorks’ Employment Training Institute Conference in San Jose, Calif., March 17-19, 2009.
Webinar presenter, “Tackling Transportation,” for Idaho Office of Refugees, Nov. 21, 2008.
Paper presenter, “Recertification for Refugees with Professional Background,” for USCCB/CLINIC National Migration Conference in Washington, D.C., July 28-31, 2008.
Paper presenter, “Healthcare Hotspots: Creating Career Pathways for Refugees,” for the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Annual Conference Office in Phoenix, Ariz., April 1, 2008
Workshop, “Financial Literacy for Refugees,” World Relief Workshop in Chicago, Jan. 25, 2008.
Paper presenter, “Tackling Transportation,” for the North Carolina Refugee Conference, Atlantic Beach, N.C., Aug. 26-29, 2007.
Radio correspondence live from Palestine, WKBN Newsradio, Youngstown, Ohio, July 2006
Public conference on prison issues , June 10, 2006 at Youngstown State University.
Guest speaker at a public forum, “The Sacred and the Secular: A ‘clash about civilization’? Afterthoughts on the Politics of Danish (and other) Newspapers, ‘Cartoons’ of the Prophet, and World Events,” sponsored by Youngstown State University’s Department of Political Science, April 19, 2006.
Reporter-in-studio for a weekly radio news show on Impact 88.9 FM , East Lansing, Michigan, 2002-03.
Featured author at the Leipzig Book Fair’s televised roundtable discussion, for my co-authored book, Stadiongeschichten (Stadium Stories), April 2002.
Hosted media research workshop at the Media Tenor International Agenda Setting Conference, “Who is Influencing whom?,” Leipzig, Germany, Fall 2000.
MENTORING AND ADVISORY WORK
Member of the International Rescue Committee’s Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance (META) Project Working Group, helping NGOs improve capacity to collect meaningful data. 11/2016-2018.
Member of the Migration Policy Institute’s National Forum on Immigrant and Refugee Access to Adult Education and Workforce Training Services. May 2015-present.
Member of the Refugee Council USA ’s Post-Arrival Sub-Committee Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation. February 2016-present.
Provide individual job coaching to refugees from Iraq, Burma and Bhutan in Baltimore. 2008-12
Established a popular listserv and website for prisoner advocacy related work (www.prisonersolidarity.org), 2005.
Taught ESL classes through the University of Tübingen’s Department of Applied English Linguistics, 1997
1st Place, Media City Leipzig Award..
Multimedia Journalism Fellow, Haus Busch Hagen.
Three-year journalism fellowship, Institut zur Förderung Publizistischen Nachwuches , Munich.
American Evaluation Association
Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities,
Refugees & Forced Migration Hub
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